If you've heard the name Herbie Nichols, you'll have undoubtedly heard he's one of the great overlooked figures in jazz. He was an idiosyncratic pianist and one of the handful of important jazz composers. His best-known song "Lady Sings the Blues" is associated with Billie Holiday and many assume Billie wrote it. During his short lifetime (and after), Nichols suffered from constant comparisons to Thelonious Monk, another eccentric pianist composer with a very different career trajectory. This trio session with Georg Duvivier on bass, and Danni Richmond on drums consists of predominantly originals with a few standards and interpretations on Nichols way.
New/sealed on Bethlehem via Vinyl Passion.