Map of europe for For example, Bill Evans, a great jazz pianist signifi cantly infl uenced by the minimalism of koan writings, played on recordings and live per for mances with Miles Davis and John Coltrane among other leading musicians at the height of the cool jazz era in the late 1950s. Evans wrote the following explanatory liner notes to the Miles Davis album Kind of Blue that featured one of the monumental musical collaborations of the period. What Evans says about Japa nese painting and its uninterrupted directness in the nowmoment aff ecting improvisation in other arts is very much related to key aspects of koan training: 164 Th ere is a Japa nese visual art in which the artist is forced to be spontaneous. He must paint on a thin stretched parchment with a special brush and black water paint in such a way that an unnatural or interrupted stroke will destroy the line or break through the parchment. Erasures or changes are impossible. Th ese artists must practice a par tic u lar discipline, that of allowing the idea to express itself in communication with their hands in such a direct way that deliberation cannot interfere. Th e resulting pictures lack the complex composition and textures of ordinary painting, but it is said that those who see well fi nd something captured that escapes explanation. Map of europe 2016.