Bill Evans, the pianist, is a towering figure acknowledged by the Jazz world, fans, musicians and critics.
However Bill Evans, the composer, has yet to take his place alongside the great Masters of composition. Therein lies the sole purpose of writing this treatise.
Evans's compositions must be studied and played. They are rich and full of wondrous invention and genius. I get much pleasure from playing Chopin, Brahms, et. al. From Evans, I get a great deal more. His music is a synthesis of all western classical music plus the many years of Jazz.
He is America's Chopin.