My Favourite Bill Evans Chord

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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.