Essential Standards

Bill Evans

Essential Standards OJC 31428 02
  • CAT # OJC-31428-25

    1. Autumn Leaves 6:00
    2. Isn't It Romantic 4:44
    3. My Foolish Heart 4:55
    4. All Of You (take 2) 8:19
    5. How Deep Is The Ocean 3:34
    6. Goodbye 6:16
    7. Speak Low 5:10
    8. I Should Care 4:57
    9. Stairway To The Stars 4:53
    10. You And The Night And The Music 7:05
    11. Young And Foolish 5:54

After Bill Evans left the Miles Davis Sextet at the end of 1958 to lead his trio, he established himself as the most important jazz piano stylist since Bud Powell. Although Evans's concepts had accelerated Davis's turn toward fewer chord changes and more openness through the use of modes and scales, he chose in his own trios to remain within the song form. This collection of some of his most celebrated recorded performances defines the depth of expression and height of exhilaration Evans achieved as he explored the possibilities of the standard song. It includes four pieces by his ground-breaking trio with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian.

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