on 7 May 2012
This dates from 1961 - early in the Evans canon. It has the sublime Scott LaFaro on bass - the bass that launched a thousand discs. His playing is simply stunning. The repertoire consists of show tunes - some of Evans own compositions came later. But the recording comes up very fresh. Recording is clear - drums come off best and the playing is inventive and subtle. Bass is a little quiet and the piano is rather wooden. This is an important album from Evans early period. He already know how to make tunes haunting and poignant - "Haunted Heart" is just that.