His musical ingenuity was evident even at an early age. Heavily influenced by Ravel and Claude Debussy, he eventually found his niche as a reformer of harmonic language with his technique and lyrical improvisations as inspired by Bach's style during the latter years of his career.
He had a great collaboration with Miles Davis then eventually formed a trio with drummer Paul Motian and bassist Scott LaFaro. The trio then recorded their very first album called “Portrait in Jazz" enabling them to tour from Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco, even in the New York City Hall.
Bill Evans despite his tumultuous life is considered to be one of the most influential pianists of jazz. His best-known compositions like "Waltz for Debby” and the albums “How My Heart Sings!”, “Moon Beams” and “Conversation with Myself” had set such a high standard in terms of musical conception, harmonization, and rhythmic techniques in jazz.
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