Music Friday: Waltz for Debby by the Bill Evans Trio

In the 1990’s, I wanted to play like Bill Evans (1929-1980).  Here he is with Chuck Israels playing an amazing solo on bass. Bill was one of the first to give each part of the trio equal time rather than simply supporting the lead piano. 

For the record, my wife is not a jazz fan.  She doesn’t understand why I enjoy this music so much.  Evans exuded creativity—even genius—with the piano. While you may not hear what I hear in this piece, let me know the types of music that spark your creativity.

Here are the lyrics:

In her own sweet world
Populated by dolls and clowns
And a prince and a big purple bear
Lives my favorite girl.
Unaware of the worried frowns
That we weary grown-ups all wear.

In the sun she dances
To silent music-songs
That are spun of gold
Somewhere in her own little head
Then one day all too soon
She’ll grow up & she’ll leave her doll
And her prince & her silly old bear.
When she goes they will cry
As they whisper good-bye
They will miss her I know
but then so will I.

Then one day all too soon
She’ll grow up & she’ll leave her doll
And her prince & her silly old bear
When she goes they will cry
As they whisper good-bye
They will miss her I know
But then so will I.

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