A rare early trio session from bassist Richard Evans
– known much more famously for his late 60s soul and jazz arrangements at Chess! The set's not only unique for it's exposure of Evans
as a jazz artist, but it also marks one of the first appearances of pianist Jack Wilson – still a part of the Chicago scene at the time of this album, but already playing with the fluid lyricism we love so much from his 60s LA recordings! Wilson's piano is a really key part of the record, and he works a groove that's simply sublime – filled with lots of flowing, gliding touches on the top of the keys, but also coming across with enough of a bottom to give the record plenty of soul! The drummer in the group is Robert Barry, another noteworthy south sider at the time – and titles include "Consu", "The Preacher", "Trees", "Vera", "Should I", and "Daybreak". Nice cover, too, with a young Evans
sitting in front of a globe!
(Original blue label pressing with deep groove – very nice! Cover appears to have an autograph on back, but we can't say for sure.)