Bill Evans performs "Someday My Prince Will Come" at a concert in Iowa on January 30th, 1979.
The waltz first appeared in the 1937 Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
It was first performed as a jazz piece by a band of prisoners at the Theresienstadt concentration camp in World War II. Theresienstadt – unlike any other concentration camp in Nazi Germany – afforded prisoners a modest degree of freedom in order to deceive humanitarians and Westerners concerned about the treatment of prisoners in camps. As a result, prisoners who could afford instruments were allowed to congregate and form bands. One such group was the Ghetto Swingers, a band of Czech Jews who conceived "Someday My Prince Will Come" as a jazz song and transformed it into a standard.
Bill Evans - piano
Marc Johnson - bass
Joe La Barbera - drums
Miles Davis remembers Bill Evans
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