Bill Evans Oslo Rehearsal Tape (1966 Live Video) – YouTube

Bill Evans rehearsing his trio. It’s really interesting to observe his process and priorities. I also caught myself wondering why he needed to go over some of the rhythmic figures with the drummer when they seemed so obvious. Then I remembered that these figures were not a set part of the jazz vocabulary yet, because Bill invented them!

My favorite quote: “Don’t put yourself into any tension about any of those [rhythmic figures] because I’d rather have you miss them and be relaxed.”

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