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Bill Evans Trio with Philly Joe Jones Live Umbria Jazz 1978

SKF NOTE: Paul Motian, Larry Bunker, Jack DeJohnette, Marty Morrell, Joe LaBarbera — pianist Bill Evans’s trios were home to some amazing drummers. As interesting, Evans’s drummers sounded different from each other. For my ears, the proof of that theory … Continue reading

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Philly Joe Jones with Bill Evans

SKF NOTE: A thank you to “Jazz Video Guy” Bret Primack for this new to me clip of Philly Joe Jones as a member of Bill Evans’s Trio. Instructive! The video work on Philly Joe gives us several good moments … Continue reading

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Bill Evans: To Understand Music, Listen Well

“Perhaps the hours of greatest pleasure in my life have come about as a result of the capacity of the piano to be in itself a complete expressive musical medium. “In retrospect, I think that these countless hours of aloneness … Continue reading

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Bill Evans on Commitment, Experience, Dedication

“Anybody who appreciates the commitment, the experience and dedication required for the playing of top flight professional jazz, must realize the tremendous demands on the person playing it. By the same token, the music is sophisticated enough to be a … Continue reading

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Paul Motian: Time is There All the Time

SKF NOTE: My first awareness of Paul Motian — which might be different from when I first heard Paul Motian — was the opening song, Victoria, on his 1974 album Tribute. This haunting, beautiful song written by Paul Motian, is … Continue reading

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Shelly Manne for the First Time

The first I remember seeing Shelly Manne‘s name/photo is the early 1970s in Avedis Zildjian’s Cymbal Set-Ups of Famous Drummers booklet. I wanted to buy a 20-inch A Zildjian Ride cymbal, but the local music store had only a few … Continue reading

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Joe LaBarbera: Happy If My Tombstone Reads, “Bill Dug Me”

SKF NOTE: Good to see Joe LaBarbera in the news. He was recording with Chuck Mangione when I first heard him, and I saw LaBarbera with Mangione at My Father’s Place on Long Island, NY. His work with pianist Bill … Continue reading

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