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Postcard To Bill Evans

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Postcard To Bill Evans
Postcard To Bill Evans


The contemporary jazz artist's evolutionary path is rarely a straight one. Stylistic and conceptual twists and turns are natural occurrences along the road, especially for the contemporary jazz musician. Both the exceptional upcoming young pianist Bruno Heinen and London-based Danish guitarist Kristian Borring who have recorded this duet exploring the works of a master of modern jazz piano Bill Evans, are indeed no exceptions.

In the case of Bruno Heinen, having released a well-received concept CD in 2013, working with 12 music boxes, based on the futuristic vanguardist Karl Heinz Stockhausen' Tierkreis from 1974 (Bruno's father was a professional cellist who performed the piece with Stockhausen in the 1970s), this intriguing young pianist now turns to Bill Evans, another giant in the modernist tradition but from the lyrical side of jazz. Not a logical path on the surface perhaps, but as John Fordham said in The Guardian, Heinen is, "the kind of newcomer who repositions the goalposts." We can look also at Heinen's solid classical background as a characteristic influence running through all his work to date. Although the spotlight for this new CD might turn on Heinen, it being a genuine reinterpretation of his compositions (all but one) written by a jazz piano legend, by listening to the CD, it is clear that guitarist Borring is an equal partner in the collaboration. He's been described as having "a hyper-cool approach to jazz guitar", has been London-based since 2005 and is a quartet bandleader in his own right releasing a highly impressive second album Urban Novel in 2014. Postcard to Bill Evans is not only an exquisite and highly effective addition to the now weighty discography of Bill Evans dedications but a further evolutionary step along the roads of these pair of tenderly inquisitive, outstanding young jazz musicians.


  1. Name
  2. Time Remembered
  3. Peri's Scope
  4. 34 Skidoo
  5. Interplay
  6. Five
  7. Epilogue / Some Other Time
  8. Displacement
  9. Postcard To Bill
  10. Show Type Tune
  11. All The Things You Are (Live At The Vortex)
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