I love Bill Evans together with Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldaw.
One thing I absolutely missed in my life is that I could not experience Bill Evans' live concert in my life. When I became a serious fan of Bill Evans, he had already passed away. However, if he was alive then, my dream would not have becoem trrue. What I love about Bill Evans is almost the workds of his reverside label time.
He actually came to Japan for concerts, and it is now avaliable by CD called LIVE IN TOKYO. It's a very fantastic record of his play. But, I still love his play at riverside time, to be honest.
Now I look back my jazz life. I could have never been a Jazz music fan without the encounter with Bill Evans works. Many jazz pianists and other intrumental players also stimulated my jazz sense after some years, but the impact I reveived from them were not bigger than Portrail in Jazz or Waltz for Debby.