Bill Evans: I never practice. I play Bachmain
In 1969 the Bill Evans Trio was in Helsinki, looking for somewhere to hang out.
They wound up in the living room of Ilkka Kuusisto, where there was a new Bösendorfer that Bill was keen to try (he was a contracted Steinway slave).
Ilkka, father of violinist Pekka Kuusisto, asked Evans afterwards about his practise method.
Evans said: ‘I never practise. But I play Bach: it’s necessary for my technique and for the quality of my playing, and that’s all that I need.’
Here’s another track, with some informal chat: