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Bill Evans

1929 - 1980

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William John Evans (August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and composer who worked primarily as the leader of his trio. His use of impressionist harmony, interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chords, and trademark rhythmically independent, "singing" melodic lines continues to influence jazz pianists today. Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, United States, he was classically trained at Southeastern Louisiana University and the Mannes School of Music, in New York City, where he majored in composition and received the Artist Diploma. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Evans has received more than 2,829,533 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Bill Evans is the 100th most popular musician (up from 116th in 2019), the 599th most popular biography from United States (up from 694th in 2019) and the 28th most popular American Musician.

Bill Evans is most famous for his work as a jazz pianist. He is known for his work with Miles Davis, and for his trio recordings with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian.

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Bill Evans ranks 100 out of 2,662Before him are Dean Martin, Angus Young, João Gilberto, Gary Moore, Ludovico Einaudi, and Glenn Miller. After him are Paul Mauriat, Nat King Cole, Mike Oldfield, Henryk Wieniawski, Buddy Holly, and Fernando Sor.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1929, Bill Evans ranks 33Before him are Oriana Fallaci, Karolos Papoulias, Tigran Petrosian, Babrak Karmal, Graham Hill, and Djalma Santos. After him are Zdzisław Beksiński, Francis Gary Powers, Petr Shelokhonov, Rudolf Mössbauer, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Murray Gell-Mann. Among people deceased in 1980, Bill Evans ranks 29Before him are Gianni Rodari, Milton H. Erickson, Vladimir Vysotsky, Hans Asperger, Oswald Mosley, and Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia. After him are Marcelo Caetano, Gregory Bateson, Óscar Romero, John Bonham, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, and Hans Morgenthau.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Evans ranks 599 out of 18,182Before him are Jane Addams (1860), Meat Loaf (1947), Philip Glass (1937), Demi Moore (1962), Glenn Miller (1904), and Jim Mattis (1950). After him are Michael Keaton (1951), John Glenn (1921), Michael Landon (1936), Louis Zamperini (1917), Sean Penn (1960), and Janet Leigh (1927).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bill Evans ranks 28Before him are John Coltrane (1926), Lou Reed (1942), Paul Simon (1941), Duke Ellington (1899), Dean Martin (1917), and Glenn Miller (1904). After him are Nat King Cole (1919), Buddy Holly (1936), Lady Gaga (1986), Don Shirley (1927), Benny Goodman (1909), and Chick Corea (1941).

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