& Krzysztof Kobyliński
Bill is a world-class, Grammy® Award winning saxophonist and producer who made his debut on the international music scene in the 1980’s, at the tender age of 21, with Miles Davis . Bill has been very prolific in the studio, recording 19 solo albums to date. One evening you’ll see him walk on stage as a guest with the Allman Brothers. The next, rock out with Warren Haynes & Gov’t Mule. Then co-lead a European tour with Robben Ford or Randy Brecker. After that, he’ll jam with Medeski Martin and Wood, or trade solos with Jake Cinninger while sitting in with jam-band favorites Umphrey’s McGee. Bill is truly a 21st century renaissance man who can walk seamlessly from stage to stage. Krzysztof Kobylinski and Bill Evans met in 2015 during VI edition of PalmJazz Festival and had a recording session. During the session both musicians were playing pieces composed by Krzysztof Kobyliński. And what was Bill’s opinion?
“I think it’s a music of truly Polish nature, however with strong jazz idiom. His (Krzysztof Kobyliński’s) music has a very interesting sound. The combination of the sound of an acoustic piano and a saxophone is just outstanding. It’s a very intimate musical meeting, because we’re able to open for each other’s music, to search and find a common musical language. It’s very organic.”
"They feel really good, I mean it’s something in, feels great from the end of my fingers, there is a very well rythm for saxophone as well and for my particular style.
That’s why it sounds like we have been playing together for years, when it’s been a short period in time, because the melodies and the way in we play, feel really good together.
It feels very natural and it’s not always the case with all musicians this works out.This particular situation works out very well"