December 16, 2019

2019 Wrap-up | Blues, Miles & Beyond @ The Blue Note Tokyo, April 2020

Hello friends, fans, and the curious –
 

2019 was an especially great year for me. I met and played with some great musicians.

I was in Japan celebrating my 30th anniversary of playing the Blue Note there, with an amazing band consisting of Robben Ford, Keith Carlock and James Genus. I toured with my new band The “Spykillers!” with Wolfgang Haffner who was a sheer joy to tour with. Great vibes and great music! Gary Grainger, Claus Fischer and Simon Oslender. Thank you!

I met and played with, for the first time, the incredible singer Max Mutzke from Germany as well as the legendary singer Thomas Quasthoff. With Thomas, we  played to sold out shows in Philharmonic style Halls in Germany and Austria. I feel blessed to have these incredible experiences with such great musicians. I had some super moments with Nils Landgren. He’s amazing.

I’m recording another CD this January 2020 in Nashville, with Robben Ford, Keith Carlock and Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones, Sting, Madonna). We will debut it in Japan this coming April. I have a lot more to come, but I’ll get to it another time.  Oh yeah, another Spykiller CD will be in the works as well. This time in the studio.

It’s a crazy time in the world. Let’s try to remember that the Truth is golden. and yes, it DOES make a difference. HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE! -Bill Evans