The late Bill Evans was the proverbial force of nature, operating with the utmost distinction in the milieu of modern jazz for a quarter-century. A prolific recording artist and rigorous
You need just a few more adjectives and addendums to nail all that is Evans, who cut his teeth playing jazz lofts in New York City starting in the late 70s, logged time with Miles Davis and many others throughout the 80s, remained a core member of the adventurous group Elements well into the 90s, and has over the past 20 years or so made armfuls of fascinating records in a wide variety of contexts and combos, jazz and non. This is the same Bill Evans who’s equally comfortable sitting in with the Allman Brothers Band – as he did, again, during this year’s Beacon run in New York – as he is with Herbie Hancock or Bela Fleck.
The Allman Brothers Band have a long illustrious history of performances at the Beacon Theatre that includes literally hundreds of sit-ins. That tradition continued tonight when the pioneering southern rockers