“Explorations” is the stunning third album on the Riverside Label by Bill Evans featuring the “First” Trio with Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian.
Pianist Bill Evans, bassist Scott LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian comprised one of the greatest piano trios of all time, and the music of “Explorations” is always interesting as is everything this group did.
Evans is somehow able to sound introspective even when he is swinging; one can picture him hunched intently over his piano, inhabiting each chord.
A “must have”, quintessential recording for any serious Bill Evans collector.
1961. Import. Impeccable Japanese pressing. Riverside RLP 351 Mint*****