Most of the twelve DVD’s are reissues of older released VHS videos of TV broadcastings, studio recordings and concerts from 1965 till 1979. The DVD of the Bill Evans Trio with Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell In The Jazz Set 1972 released by VAP in Japan was broadcasted before in September 1971, by NJN New Jersey Public Television and Radio. The Universal Mind Of Bill Evans contains an interview with Bill Evans, who teaches the meaning of jazz, through live performance. The registration is filmed as an informal, engaging discussion between Bill Evans and his brother Harry who was professor of music at Louisiana State University. This documentary features in-depth discussion of Evans’ internal process of song interpretation, improvisation, and repertoire. Through demonstration on the piano, Bill illustrates his own conception of solo piano and how to interpret and expand upon the melody and underlying chord structure. The DVD Bill Evans Live ’64-’75 from the Jazz Icons Series was recently releasead in 2008 with a foreword written by his stepdaughter Maxine Evans and an interview by his former bassist Chuck Israels. The Umbria DVD was recorded during the Umbria Jazz Festival, Umbria, Italy, July 19,1978 with Bill Evans, Marc Johnson, Philly Joe Jones and Lee Konitz on “Solar” only. The second part of the DVD is a studio rehearsal at the Funkhaus, Hamburg, Germany, February 12, 1972 with Bill Evans, Eddie Gmez, Marty Morell and Herb Geller on alto sax & flutes.

The Bill Evans Trio in Helsinki contains a true rarity, a film made in 1970 in the home of Finnish composer and conductor Ilkka Kuussisto, when the Bill Evans Trio visited him for a private performance. Ilkka Taneti Kuusisto, son of Taneli Kuusisto (organist and composer), studied organ at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He also studied composition. In 1958 he went to New York to study organ with Seth Bingham, and continued later his studies in Germany and Vienna. Initially the videotapes have been put on YouTube, but later removed. Eddie Gomez played bass and Marty Morell drums. Also three rare interviews with the family and friends are included. Audio extracts of the interviews can you listen here. They played Emily, Alfie and Nardis. The DVD includes also as a bonus The Universal Mind Of Bill Evans with the conversations with his brother Harry from 1966.

“The Universal Mind Of Bill Evans”
Jazz Pianist On The Creative Process
Conversation With His Brother Harry, 1966

Jazz 625 “Bill Evans Trio I & II”
Studio Recording, London, 1965

Bill Evans Trio “In Europe”
London, TV Broadcast, 1965
Stockholm, TV Broadcast, 1964
Copenhagen, TV Broadcast, 1970

Bill Evans Trio “The Oslo Concerts”
Oslo Munch Museum, 1966
Molde Jazz Festival, 1980

Bill Evans Trio “In The Jazz Set ’72”
TV Broadcast, NJN New Jersey
Public Television and Radio, 1971

Bill Evans “The Evolution Of A Trio”
New Jersey, TV Broadcast, 1971
USA, TV Broadcast 1979
Barcelona, TV Broadcast, 1979

Bill Evans “Live In Iowa 1979”
Jazz At The Maintenance Shop, 1979

Bill Evans Trio “Rome Concert”
TV Broadcast, Rome, 1979

Bill Evans Trio and others
Monterey Jazz Festival 1975

Bill Evans Trio and others
Berlin Jazz Piano Workshop 1965

Bill Evans Trio Live ’64 – ’75
Sweden 1964 and 1970
France 1965
Danmark 1970 and 1975

Bill Evans Trio
Trio at Umbria 1978
Quartet at Hamburg 1972
Jazz Shots

European Nights 1964-1971
Bill Evans Trio/Charles Mingus
Impro-Jazz Spain 2008

Bill Evans Trio
Helsinki 1970
JazzShots 2009