Evans, Bill. (1929–1980)

Signed High School Yearbook

A remarkable early signed item from the innovative and highly regarded jazz pianist who worked briefly with Miles Davis before forming his own trio in the late 1950s. Evans’s influence as a keyboard artist has been acknowledged by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett. Plagued by a decades-long struggle with hepatitis and drug addition, Evans died at the age of 51.

Uncommon 1946 Canuck yearbook from Bill Evans’ senior year at North Plainfield High School in North Plainfield, New Jersey.  8 x 11 inches, signed and inscribed on page 17 in black ink, “Pat, My best to you in your senior year, Bill, ’88,’” with Evans signing next to his senior class portrait.  In overall very good condition, with expected wear and aging to the covers; interior pages are clean. Scarce in any form, this is undoubtedly one of the earliest signed photographs of the great musician! (16958)

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