Jose Alberto Medina Trio - Tribut a Bill Evans - Jamboree Jazz
Jose Alberto Medina Trio - Tribut a Bill Evans
Jose Alberto Medina Trio – Tribut a Bill Evans

José Alberto Medina piano · Tanausú Santana doublebass · Gonzalo del Val drums


Bill Evans (1929 – 1980) was one of the most influential pianists in the history of jazz; a “poet,” according to writer Gene Less —lyricist of ‘Waltz for Debbie’— for the beautiful melodic constructions he made, among other merits. Few did as much for the 88-key instrument as Bill Evans did, with genius contributions such as his involvement in the iconic album ‘Kind of Blue’ (1959) by Miles Davis, or his magnificent solo works, where he elevated the art of the piano trio. His legacy is indelible and continues to inspire musicians worldwide today. A prime example is José Alberto Medina, who considers Bill Evans one of his main influences. Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1979, Medina was one of the pillars of the young talent that exalted the Barcelona scene in the early 21st century. Versatile and multifaceted, he has released ten solo albums —some of them with the celebrated J.A.M. Trio— and 25 more as a collaborator. As a sideman, he has worked, among others, with Sheila Jordan, Dick Oatts, Jerry González, Jorge Pardo, and Ginesa Ortega. He is also the founder of the cultural center La Fábrica La Isleta (Las Palmas), the Borondón Big Band, and events such as El Mundo en un Piano.


Jose Alberto Medina