In the late 50’s, in the last great surge of innovation in jazz, Bill Evans came on the scene and changed the way jazz was played and dramatically changed the landscape. His sensibility and his approach to jazz were daringly different. Evans is one of the last great innovative jazz artists of the 20th Century. This film puts Evan’s legacy in perspective as well as showcasing his music for a new generation of listeners.
For the last 25 years, Bruce Spiegel has been a producer/editor at [CBS News]/[48 Hours]. During that time, he produced, edited and directed a number of documentaries. In 2002 he co-produced the TV documentary [9-11] which won an Emmy(2002). In 2012, he co-wrote and produced < Machito, a Latin Jazz Legacy > with Machete, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gilliepie and Dexter Gordon.
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