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

June 27, 2019

PreOrder New Album: The Sun Room | Stream Single “Insomnia”

Stream the first track from The Sun Room – “Insomnia” :

Rarely, but every now and then, like-minded musicians get together to create something that transcends musical boundaries yet can reach a wider audience. To me, the music we created on “The Sun Room” is timeless. I love blues, jazz, soul, funk and this CD has all of it, performed at the highest level. I couldn’t be happier with this recording. The vibe was so great during this recording process that it was just a joy to be a part of. Well done, guys. Let’s do it again!

Pre-order “The Sun Room” here

“The Sun Room” album will be released on July 26th via earMUSIC as a CD Digipak and Digital.

Tracklist

01. Star Time
02. Catch A Ride
03. Big Mama
04. Gold On My Shoulder
05. Pixies
06. Something In The Rose
07. Insomnia
08. Strange Days
09. Bottle Opener

March 12, 2019

New Album – The Sun Room

I’m very pleased to announce the release of my latest project, this time with Robben Ford.  Robben and I wrote some new music for this special recording.  This project titled “The Sun Room” is very earthy and melodic. It contains influences of  Blues, Jazz, Roots & Americana.  We just finished the live recording last month at the House of Blues recording studio, in Nashville TN.  “The Sun Room” features Keith Carlock on drums and James Genus on bass.

I am celebrating my 30th anniversary of playing the Blue Note Jazz Clubs in Japan with this same group – The “Bill Evans Super Group with special guest Robben Ford featuring Keith Carlock and James Genus”. We are debuting “The Sun Room” with a limited pre-release with a special cover at the Tokyo Blue Note March 24-27 and March 28th at the Blue Note in Nagoya Japan.  The worldwide release, which will have a different cover, will be released later this spring.

I started playing the Blue Notes in Japan in 1989 with my group, which at the time featured Dennis Chambers, Darryl Jones, Chuck Loeb, and Jim Beard.   We recorded a live album on my first visit back then called “Bill Evans – Let the Juice Loose, live at the Blue Note Tokyo”