My Favourite Bill Evans Chord

In this episode of Chord of the Month, we're going to be looking at a very useful voicing that I came across in Bill Evans' recording of Beautiful Love.

It is quite a sparse and minimalist voicing, and it's built using diatonic fourths - creating a classic 'Bill Evans sound'.

It's also a very useful voicing since it can be used for a minor 6/9 chord, as well as a dominant 13 chord. It's a rootless voicing, meaning the root note is not present in the chord.

I suggest checking out my video from last week which explains how to incorporate these sorts of voicings into your playing and get them to stick!

If you have any questions, just leave a comment below!

Lesson Summary:

  • Learn how to play the voicing
  • Learn a method to easily construct the chord in any key
  • See the voicing be used in the context of a jazz standard

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