(Book & CD)
Brent Edstrom - Hal Leonard Corporation
Here is an in-depth exploration of the playing style of one of the most influential pianists in jazz. This book with CD takes excerpts from a dozen of Evans' best songs to demonstrate his various trademark styles. Tracks on the accompanying CD were recorded three ways: as a full demo with the piano channeled to the right and the rhythm section to the left (the piano parts can be blocked out completely or isolated for close study); slow demos of notable piano excerpts; and a full mix with just bass and drums (and piano cues, where necessary). The tunes in the book and on the enclosed CD are not in their complete form but are excerpts for the purpose of close analysis. Titles include: Five; One for Helen; The Opener; Peace Piece; Peri's Scope; Quiet Now; Re: Person I Knew; 34 Skidoo; Time Remembered; Turn Out the Stars; Very Early and Waltz for Debby.