Interview About Bill Evans

Miles Davis


The trumpet talks about Bill Evans

Miles Davis and Bill Evans only worked together for a relatively brief period of time.

Evans was part of the Davis Sextet for six months in 1958, playing alongside John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley and recording part of a Michel Legrand album with Davis plus around two albums (including Jazz at the Plaza and the group’s short set at that year’s Newport Jazz Festival) before departing.

Evans returned to the Davis group in 1959 to record four of the five songs that appeared on Kind Of Blue.

In this short but fascinating and rare interview, Miles Davis calls Bill Evans his “all-time favorite pianist,” talking about his style, his ability to use space, and how he used chords.

-Scott Yanow

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