Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Bill Evans and Horowitz

Nice to come across this piece on one of my all time favorite pianists. And timely since I've been playing at "Emily" for past few days.

"Bill Evans, on the other hand, resembles in his posture and positioning a Vladimir Horowitz, the Russian-born performer more acclaimed than any other in my lifetime for his pianism. I retain a vivid memory of a televised concert of Horowitz, sitting low, his face close to the keyboard, the weight from his arms and long fingers sufficient of themselves to allow negotiation of notoriously difficult passages—not only with consummate ease but with definitive, clarion tones consistent through each note of a sequence demanding identical pressure from each finger of both hands."

read the rest here.

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