Since Rifftides has been pretty much about Bill Evans since last Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal article, let’s continue with a discovery brought to light through fellow blogger Marc Myers on his JazzWax. It’s a 1976 interview with Evans by a pair of young jazz broadcasters on a Madison, Wisconsin radio station. Marc recruited Bret Primack, The Jazz Video Guy, to add pictures to the sound track of James Farber’s and Larry Goldberg’s interview. Thirty-nine years later, it’s fascinating to hear Evans jovial and relaxed in a 43-minute discussion about many things, including his time with Miles Davis (pictured above with Evans), the various editions of his trio and vagaries of his relationships with record companies.
For details about how the Evans interview became public via Marc Myers, please see his JazzWax post.