Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

The Bill to Play with Skill 

It's impossible to overstate the importance of Bill Evans to the vocabulary of modern jazz piano. In addition to being a composer and leading his own formidable trio, he played on Miles Davis' Kind of Blue — as well as on another masterpiece, Oliver Nelson's The Blues and the Abstract Truth. Evans' expansion of the keyboard's possibilities within jazz was akin to Cézanne's revolution in post-Impressionist painting: Color and contour were never the same. Webster University's Faculty Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to the man with "A Simple Matter of Conviction: The Music of Jazz Pianist Bill Evans," a program of Evans compositions at 7 p.m. in Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7487), followed by a screening of the 1966 documentary The Universal Mind of Bill Evans. Admission is $10 at the door, or free to Webster students with valid school ID.
Mon., April 10

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Latest in Night & Day

More by Alex Weir

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 19, 2022

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2022 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation