Evans has a unique position in the jazz cannon. A great ‘white’ player, his crisp, clean, dashing style would influence the likes of Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea. Evans had learnt his trade listening to contrasting players, chiefly the moody, introspective Thelonius Monk and the percussive extrovert Bud Powell.
The great strength of Everybody Digs Bill Evans though, lies both in the player’s deft handling of jazz standards and the soft, exploratory lyricism of his own material. For example, on "Peace Piece" Evans delicately rolls out a flutter of notes to slowly unfold a haunting, but almost hidden, melody.