Carol Vasquez

 

You know Jan Stevens who runs the Bill Evans Web Pages? It turns out he plays piano. No, I mean he really plays piano. And arranges and produces. All of these talents are on full display on vocalist Carol Vasquez's I Hav...e Dreamed (CVM). Here, the singer takes on a range of standards, including Bill Evans' Remembering the Rain. Throughout, Jan's chord voicings are smart, framing Vasquez perfectly. Considering how much time Jan spent with Evans in the '70s in New Jersey, a thoughtful approach as an accompanist was bound to rub off.