Friday, May 21, 2021

MUSIC MOVIE DOCUMENTARY #15 Bill Evans - Time Remembered [2015] MP4


MUSIC MOVIE DOCUMENTARY #15

Bill Evans - Time Remembered [2015] MP4

Bill Evans Time Remembered is a 90-minute documentary film, produced by Bruce Spiegel which tells the story of Bill Evans’ life. The film was self-funded by the producer who traveled and interviewed approximately 40 people over a period of seven years. Several well renowned musicians are included in the film including Tony Bennett, Dr. Billy Taylor, singer Jon Hendricks, and jazz pianist Bill Charlap. The film also compiles a wide range of historical information about the jazz pianist including his first TV recording which appeared on CBS Look Up and Live in April 1958, playing Come Rain or Come Shine.

Like so many great jazz musicians, there is a lot of mystery surrounding the person Bill Evans. Who was this guy? What were his early influences? Bruce Spiegel does an excellent job of unraveling the mystery by interviewing some 40 people. And at the same time, the film remains true to the music throughout. As Spiegel has pointed out, it was his interview with Paul Motian that compelled him to make the film. Motian opened up in a way – wanting to tell so much about Bill Evans. Likewise, so many people were more than happy to tell their stories – such as Connie Atkinson, Bill’s closet friend during college or Bill Zavatsky, a poet in New York City who interviewed Bill several times for a book which was never released. Some of his audio notes were used in the film.

This film ranks with the best jazz documentaries.

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12 comments:

  1. Now that I'm conscious again after being so excited and jumping up and knocking myself out, I really want to thank you !! I can't wait to watch! Hope you have the most excellent of weekends!!

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    1. Hi Bil,
      Its an excellent Doco. I am sure it will be enjoyed.
      Your weekend sounds like it just improved...

      Cheers.

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  2. Where did you find that great document ?
    Again you put in my life a missing piece.
    This a treasure and so pleasant to watch and listen to.
    Again thank you so much, my weekend is good

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    1. Hi Serge,
      I have about 400 music doco's and concerts. My problem is choosing what best suits the readers here. I really like this one too so it wasn't that hard. Also the accompanying Box set should be heard.
      The added bonus I get when posting is hearing of the pleasure that is sometimes gives the visitor. I thank you.

      Cheers.

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  3. What a fantastic post. Evans was in a class by himself. THANK YOU!!!!

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    1. You are VERY welcome , Govango.
      Understanding the man behind the music is as thrilling as the beautiful music. That should be shared.

      Cheers.

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  4. Can't thank you enough for this. Stay safe. Cheers.

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    1. Your comment is thanks enough, copacetic47.

      Cheers.

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  5. Hi Butterboy,
    Since you upload a documentary every week, I look forward to Saturday morning with excitement to see which title you will publish.
    Thanks a lot!

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    1. Hi Il Commendatore,
      What a beautiful comment. Promise you wont be upset if I miss one week. :)

      Cheers.

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