Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Bill Evans Trio: "My Foolish Heart"

The Bill Evans Trio's legendary 1961 performance at the Village Vanguard still remains the benchmark for virtually all following jazz-trio gigs. The indisputable highlight of that historic session is their rendition of the American Songbook standard "My Foolish Heart", given a pensive, thoughtful reading that skilfully draws out the inherent melancholia of the tune, and aptly displays Paul Motian's delicate brushwork, Scott LaFaro's expressive pizzicato pluckings, and of course, Evans's stirring and sterling ivory tickling. The magic is thankfully captured on the clip here.


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