Label: Riverside Records - UCCO-9009 • Series: Jazz The Best 超限定￥1,100 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered • Country: Japan • Genre: Jazz • Style: Cool Jazz
Explorations is an album by jazz pianist Bill Evans that was originally released on Riverside label in Evans considered it one of his favorites from this period. In fact, as Keepnews specifies, "it is not the usual case of a second attempt that immediately followed the first. Early in this date, he played this number once; we both approved, and he moved on to something else. Much later, he decided to try a second 'Beautiful Love', which he later preferred.
The album was remastered and reissued by Original Jazz Classics in with two previously unissued alternate takes. David Rickert of All About Jazz wrote: " Evans demands to be heard, seducing you with his indelibly emotional playing The trio works magic here, breathing fresh air into standards such as 'How Deep Is the Ocean? The highlight of the album is 'Elsa,' which is one of the most beautiful piano ballads on record. Explorations is an extraordinary example of the reach and breadth of Haunted Heart - Bill Evans Trio* - Explorations trio at its peak.
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