Author: Joe La Barbera

Works Published by UNT Press

Times Remembered: The Final Years of the Bill Evans Trio

— Vol. Number Fifteen: of

Published: September, 2021  Pages: 256  Features: 35 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index.

In the late 1970s legendary pianist Bill Evans was at the peak of his career. He revolutionized the jazz trio (bass, piano, drums) by giving each part equal emphasis in what jazz historian Ted Gioia called a “telepathic level” of interplay. It was an ideal opportunity for a sideman, and after auditioning in 1978, Joe La Barbera was ecstatic when he was offered the drum chair, completing the trio with Evans and bassist Marc Johnson. more... about Times Remembered: The Final Years of the Bill Evans Trio