Bill Evans documentary to be shown at Southeastern Nov. 4

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – A newly-released documentary on the late jazz great Bill Evans will be shown at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Pottle Music Auditorium on Wednesday, (Nov. 4) at 7:30 p.m. The showing is free and open to the public.
     “Bill Evans, Time Remembered” was produced and edited by Bruce Spiegel and tells the story of 1950 Southeastern music graduate Bill Evans, his turbulent life and unprecedented contribution to the jazz community.
     Evans was a seven-time Grammy Award winner who emerged at a time when there was a great surge of innovation in jazz, and Evans helped change the landscape, said Paul Frechou, Southeastern associate director of bands.
     Evans would later team up with bassist Scott Lafaro and drummer Paul Motian to form the Bill Evans Trio, a group considered by many to have revolutionized the concept of the jazz trio. Evans was also a prolific composer, with “Waltz for Debby,” “Time Remembered,” and “Turn Out the Stars” considered high water marks in jazz composition.
     Documentary producer Spiegel said Evans is one of the last great innovative jazz artists of the Twentieth Century, and the documentary helps put his legacy in perspective.
     Spiegel has been a producer/editor for 25 years at CBS News/48 Hours Mystery. In 2002 he co-produced the award-winning TV documentary “9-11,” which won both an Emmy and a Peabody Award.

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