Bill Evans Time Remembered is a 90-minute documentary film, produced by Bruce Spiegel which tells the story of Bill Evans’ turbulent life and his contribution to jazz music. The film was self-funded by the producer who traveled and interviewed approximately 40 people over a 7 year period of time. Several well renowned musicians are included in the film including Tony Bennett, Dr. Billy Taylor, singer Jon Hendricks, and jazz pianist Bill Charlap. The film also compiles a wide range of historical information about the jazz pianist including his first TV recording which appeared on CBS Look Up and Live in April 1958, playing Come Rain or Come Shine.
According to producer Bruce Spiegel, it was his during his second interview with drummer Paul Motian that compelled him to complete the film. Spiegel has also noted that several of the people he interviewed in the making of the film are now deceased including Paul Motian, Pat Evans, Connie Atkinson, Jim Hall, Frank Collett, Orrin Keepnews, Gene Lees, Bob Brookmeyer and Don Friedman.
Duration: 1 Hour 25 Minutes
Subtitles: Spanish, French and Japanese
Film Website: www.billevanstimeremembered.com