Monday, October 29th, 2018 11:35 AM
Another Peaceful Monday
Good morning! About 50 minutes left of it. A beautiful one out there. I like 'em bright and sunny, where the sun's rays are peeking through the blinds as you open them for the day.
Music news. Listening a lot to Bill Evans lately, a double CD of A Simple Matter of Conviction and can't-think-of-the-other-title, and also a rehearsal video from 1966 in Copenhagen. The musical selections on the rehearsal video are nothing short of amazing. I should post this on FB. A very young Eddie Gomez on the bass, with explosive technique. Alex Ries is the drummer and was brand new to Evans' trio. On-the-job training, as it were.
Evans's music is brilliant and beautiful and haunting. Over the years, I've picked up every Bill Evans album I could get my hands on, and practically wore them all out.
It's funny that in real life, people whom you knew strictly through their music don't look and behave at all like you thought they would. I didn't have any preconceived notions about Bill Evans, but he surprised me greatly. Based on this 1966 taping, with his horn-rimmed glasses and slicked back hair, along with a certain awkwardness, reminded me of Marty McFly Sr in the first Back to the Future movie. Crispin Glover was the actor, for what that's worth.
It's the same phenomenon with someone you've known only as a phone voice. They never look anything like what you imagined.
I guess that's all I had today. Thanks for reading. It's Monday. Happy first-day-of-the-workweek. I'm outa here. More later.