My “jazz piano bible” is a series of four books by John Mehegan, referred to collectively as the Jazz Improvisation series. Books can be an invaluable part of your training as a musician, especially in the area of jazz, since a solid understanding of classic jazz can get fairly heavy on the music theory side of things!
Hello from Kent,
If I were asked to pick one person as my “jazz idol,” I would not hesitate to say Bill Evans. In fact, I have been asked this, and that’s always my answer.
Today marks the anniversary of the death of this hugely influential jazz pianist, who passed away on this date in 1980.
Today I’m sharing two articles about Bill Evans, in honor of his memory. Thank you, Mr. Evans, for all that you have taught me (and still do), through your music, your life, and your legacy!