'A Time Remembered - The Music Of Bill Evans' featuring Norma Winstone, Nikki Iles, Stan Sulzmann &
Fri 13 Nov & Sat 14 NovView Shows
Four UK jazz legends unite for this special tribute to the undoubted master of the modern jazz piano trio, Bill Evans.
Bill Evans was one of the most iconic groundbreaking pianists of the last century who pushed the boundaries of jazz piano playing to new levels. His intimate sound, combined with his advanced harmonic and rhythmic capabilities are still influencing musicians today. Four UK jazz legends unite for this special tribute to the undoubted master of the modern jazz piano trio, Bill Evans. This intimate evening in the company of true jazz greats with personal memories and anecdotes will feature Evans originals that have now entered the jazz canon.
Norma Winstone pioneered the approach to wordless vocals in jazz, as well creating countless word-settings with Kenny Wheeler, Ralph Towner and John Taylor.
Stan Sulzmann’s highly personal, haunting but forward-looking style has won him many admirers and colleagues, including Gil Evans, Michael Brecker and Mike Gibbs.
Nikki Iles’ 25 years experience playing, composing and teaching have made her one of the finest modern jazz pianists in Europe and voted Best Pianist in the 2018 British Jazz Awards Her fluent and creative playing has been heard with the finest UK musicians, including Kenny Wheeler and Tina May.
Dave Green’s surefooted approach made him the bassist of choice for visiting artists such as Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster in the 60s. He remains in high demand today.
"As well as being a hugely influential musician, whose work in Miles Davis’s band marked a high point in Miles’ career with the album Kind of Blue, Bill Evans was also a prolific composer. Bill is one of the musicians who has inspired the playing and writing of Nikki Iles, so to hear her playing Bill’s music, in the company of the incomparable Norma Winstone and wonderful saxophonist Stan Sulzmann and with the brilliant Dave Green on bass, it will be very special indeed.”Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM