Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bill Evans Trio - Explorations (1961)

This album by Bill Evans and his trio (Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums) is my favorite jazz record that doesn't have a big name soloist (no trumpets or saxes here) because this unit works like lock and key without anything else. Bill Evans certainly was never considered the best jazz pianist of his day but he's definitely one of the most copied. Something about the way he blocked out his chords, and the voicings he used- an entire generation that came after owes this guy a huge debt.

Perfect music for cocktail hour or reading by the fire...


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