Bill Evans was a master of improvising and creating melodies through difficult chord changes.

It is one thing to play a phrase that navigates the chord changes in an accurate and direct manner, but it is a completely different thing to make a phrase that goes right through them!

Here is a chromatic idea which Bill transposes up and blows right through the changes of “Someday My Prince Will Come” from Portrain in Jazz (1960).

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