JT Video Premiere: Chevy Chase Digs Bill Evans

The comedy legend reminisces about an old friend

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Bill Evans (photo courtesy of Rob Rijineke)

To promote the release of Another Time: The Hilversum Concert, Resonance Records’ latest revelatory archival Bill Evans find, the label’s executive VP, Zev Feldman, hung out and reminisced with an old friend of the iconic pianist’s, the comedy great (and longtime jazz fan) Chevy Chase. The Hilversum Concert, recorded live in Holland in 1968, features the “lost” Bill Evans Trio with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette, and follows 2016’s acclaimed Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest. 

JT is proud to premiere the interview video below. Also, check out JT’s review of the Hilversum Concert set, by Lloyd Sachs; and Aidan Levy’s JT feature on the making of Some Other Time.  And, read Judy Carmichael’s “Jazz Inspired” interview with Chevy Chase in which he talks about his relationship with Bill Evans.