Bill Evans: Autumn Leaves

It was six degrees above zero here last night, but the calendar says we have eleven more days until winter. Before autumn leaves, let’s enjoy Bill Evans playing his signature arrangement of one of his favorite pieces. This was Copenhagen in 1965, with Eddie Gomez on bass and Alex Riel playing drums. There are several videos of Evans playing the song, but this one comes closest to the spirit of the version he first recorded in Portrait In Jazz, the 1959 album that brought him to wider attention and critical acclaim.

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  1. Mike Harris says

    What amazing exuberance and rhythmic intricacy to come out of such a depressed fellow. No matter how many times I see it, it never ceases to amaze me!
    Thanks for the great reminder.