Bill Evans Trio - Explorations (LP)

Riverside Recordings

Bill Evans Trio - Explorations (LP)

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The second album by the original Bill Evans group - released in 1961 - was recorded after the pianist, bassist Scott LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian had spent a year working together and honing the telepathy that established a new standard for trio interaction. Featuring intimate readings of several standards plus three compositions from the jazz world that became synonymous with the trio's sounds, the album was cited by Evans years later as among his own favorite recordings.

1. Israel
2. Haunted Heart
3. Beautiful Love [Take 2]
4. Elsa
5. Nardis
6. How Deep Is the Ocean?
7. I Wish I Knew
8. Sweet and Lovely

• Featuring intimate readings of several standards plus three compositions from the jazz world that became synonymous with the trio's sounds

Details

The second album by the original Bill Evans group - released in 1961 - was recorded after the pianist, bassist Scott LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian had spent a year working together and honing the telepathy that established a new standard for trio interaction. Featuring intimate readings of several standards plus three compositions from the jazz world that became synonymous with the trio's sounds, the album was cited by Evans years later as among his own favorite recordings.

Tracklist

1. Israel
2. Haunted Heart
3. Beautiful Love [Take 2]
4. Elsa
5. Nardis
6. How Deep Is the Ocean?
7. I Wish I Knew
8. Sweet and Lovely

Features

• Featuring intimate readings of several standards plus three compositions from the jazz world that became synonymous with the trio's sounds