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Bill Evans' Grammy Awards

 

The following are the GRAMMY® awards won by Bill Evans for his recording achievements.
The Grammys® are awarded annually by NARAS - the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (USA)



1963:
"CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF" (Verve)

BEST INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ PERFORMANCE -
SOLOIST OR SMALL GROUP




1969:
"AT MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL" (Verve)

BEST INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ PERFORMANCE -
SMALL GROUP OR SOLOIST WITH SMALL GROUP



1970:

"ALONE" (Verve)

BEST JAZZ PERFORMANCE, SMALL GROUP
OR SOLOIST WITH SMALL GROUP


 

1971:
"THE BILL EVANS ALBUM
" (Columbia-Sony/BMG)

BEST JAZZ PERFORMANCE BY A SOLOIST
...AND BEST JAZZ PERFORMANCE BY A GROUP




1980:
(pothumous award)

"I WILL SAY GOODBYE" (Warner Bros.)
BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE, SOLOIST


...AND...

"WE WILL MEET AGAIN" (Warner Bros.)

BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE, GROUP

 


In addition, Bill Evans was nominated for a Grammy® award thirty-one times.

On March 1, 1994, Bill Evans was pothumously awarded The "Lifetime Achievement Award" by NARAS/ This award also went to singer Aretha Franklin and classical pianist Arthur Rubinstein that year. The award citation read as follows:

Bill Evans:
"For altering the course of jazz piano with his lyrical, impressionistic solo and trio recordings, characterized by the understated intensity, distinctive chord voicings, and unique harmonic sensibility that opened up the vocabulary of modern jazz."

In 1983, the Grammy for BEST ALBUM NOTES went to Orrin Keepnews, long-time friend and producer for Evans' Riverside albums, for THE "INTERPLAY" SESSIONS on Milestone Records.

 


The information was culled from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences [NARA] web site.
The terms "NARA", "Grammy" and "Grammies" are registered∆® trademarks of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.


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