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Bill Evans : everything happens to me, a musical biography
Shadwick, Keith, 1951-2008.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco, Calif. : Backbeat ; London : Hi Marketing, [2002]

Physical Description:
208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Hull: University of Hull, 1998.
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ML417.E9 S52 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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(Book). A Grammy winner and pioneer of multi-track jazz recording, Bill Evans was the pianist on Miles Davis' classic Kind of Blue album and a key figure in the development of modern jazz piano. This new Backbeat book details his wide-ranging and absorbing career, from freelance work in the 1950s, through his groundbreaking trios and solo releases, to his relationships with various record labels, to the intense final phase before his death in 1980. Printed on top-quality stock, the book includes fantastic full-page photos throughout, and a special color section.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
1 Jazz Piano Before Evans (1945-1955)p. 8
2 Childhood, Youth, The Army and After (1929-1955)p. 48
3 A Professional in New York City (1955-1958)p. 54
4 Meeting Miles (1958)p. 62
5 Finding the First Trio (1959)p. 70
6 The First Trio (1959-1961)p. 80
7 A Second Trio Struggles to Emerge (1961-1963)p. 92
8 Conversations With Myself (1963)p. 102
9 Everything Happens to Me (1963-1965)p. 112
10 Both Sides of the Atlantic (1965-1966)p. 120
11 Further Conversations (1966-1970)p. 132
12 Great Expectations (1970-1972)p. 146
13 Rebuilding From The Rubble (1973-1976)p. 156
14 The End Of The Gomez Trio (1976-1977)p. 168
15 New Hope, Last Hope: The Final Trio (1978-1979)p. 176
16 Suicide is Painless (1979-1980)p. 184
Footnotesp. 200
Selected Discographyp. 202
Indexp. 206
Acknowledgementsp. 208