EMMY award winning director Bruce Spiegal tells the story of a jazz legend
Award winning director Bruce Spiegel has produced a complete documentary with the aim to give an insight into the legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans - not just as a musician, but as a person. The film moves chronologically starting with Bill's childhood in New Jersey and culminating with details about his death from drug addiction at the age of 51.
He says "The film ‘Bill Evans: Time Remembered’ took me eight years to make. Eight years of tracking down anybody who knew Bill and who played with him, to try and find out as much as I could about the illusive and not easy to understand Bill Evans. I feel very honoured to have had the chance to interview and get to know good guys that spent a lot of time with Bill: Billy Taylor, Gene Lees, Tony Bennett, Jack DeJohnette, Jon Hendricks, Jim Hall, Bobby Brookmeyer, Chuck Israels, Paul Motian, Gary Peacock, Joe LaBarbera. It was a once in a life time experience talking to these gifted talented guys about their time in jazz music, about their ‘Time Remembered’ with Bill Evans"
It’s not Spiegel’s first jazz project – he worked with Wynton Marsalis and Hugh Masekela in 2012 to create a musical celebration of Nelson Mandela.
‘Time Remembered’ is available to watch online in full for £3.29 via the film’s website.