This enthralling book is the first biography in English of Bill Evans, one of the most influential of all jazz pianists. Peter Pettinger, himself a concert pianist, describes Evans's life (the personal tragedies and commercial successes), his musicmaking (technique, compositional methods, and approach to group playing), and his legacy. The book also includes a full discography and dozens of photographs.
Peter Pettinger was an international concert pianist for more than twenty-five years. His many recordings include the Bartok sonatas with the violinist Sandor Vegh, the Elgar sonata and a jazz album with the violinist Nigel Kennedy, and Elgar's works for solo piano.