Spartacus Love Theme Tutorial – Bill Evans Style
In this lesson we create a solo piano arrangement of the song Spartacus Love Theme. The song was written by Alex North, who composed the entire score for the 1960 movie Spartacus, Love theme being part of it.
Spartacus Love Theme has been recorded and performed by several jazz musicians, including Bill Evans, Yusef Lateef, and Herbie Hancock, just to name a few.
Spartacus Love Theme Bill Evans Solo Piano
Good versions to check out are the original orchestral arrangement by Alex North, Bill Evans Solo piano version from an album called Solo Sessions, where the song is a part of a medley with Nardis and Yusef Lateef’s version from the album Eastern Sounds.
When listening these versions, you will notice that the form differs from version to version. That is why in our arrangement we are going to be using the original form from the score, with a repetition of the first A part.
Bill Evans Intro For Spartacus Love Theme
Also as you will notice already from the intro, the arrangement is influenced by Bill Evans version.