New Release! Beauty and the Beast from the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra by Tommy Smith, featuring special guest saxophonist… yours truly :) Recorded live in Caird Hall in Dundee, Scotland, on May 22nd, 2011. Tommy is a present day renaissance man! Not only an amazing writer and arranger but an incredible saxophonist. Download your copy today! 53 minutes of awesome LOL :)
Gear update! I’m using a fantastic new wireless microphone for my saxes – the DPA d:vote™ 4099S Instrument Microphone. It’s the best mic I’ve used for my tenor and soprano saxophones. I am blown away by these new mics! It gives me an exact reproduction of my sound. Congrats to DPA for doing a great job!
UPDATE: check out what Jazzwise Magazine (link opens in a new window/tab) had to say about our gig last week at Ronnie Scott’s! And if you think that one was “face melting” – this gig at the Jazz Cafe will be the FACE MELTINGEST EVER! LOL :) :)
Heya London! We’re coming for you! On August 9th at The Jazz Cafe we’re going to have our “Rise Above Album Release Show” – one epic night with the Bill Evans Band. We’ll be giving away copies of the new album, there’ll be an open “meet and greet”, and a whole lotta killer music!
For your listening pleasure, here are 4 tracks from Bill’s latest and greatest, Rise Above. Leave a comment letting us know whatcha think!
Bill is making an in store appearance & demonstration at Roberto’s Winds (149 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036 – map) – tomorrow (May 28th) from 3 to 6pm to demonstrate the new Bill Evans Signature Mouthpiece Limited Edition.
From March 23 to April 10, 2015, Bill Evans Soulgrass went on a 10 city tour of Russia. It finished with a concert at the Moscow Philharmonic, followed by a private concert for dignitaries from both countries at the Spaso House, which is The US ambassador’s residence in Moscow.
This tour was documented by Christoph Felder and on May 20th, 2016, he will launching a Kickstarter campaign to complete the film. We’ll be sure to provide all the details once it starts!