How My Heart Sings!

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How My Heart Sings!
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Studio album by Bill Evans Trio
Released January 1964[1]
Recorded May 17, 1962 (#1, 6)
May 29, 1962 (#5, 7, 9)
June 5, 1962 (#2-4, 8)
Studio Sound Makers Studio, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 48:43
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Bill Evans Trio chronology
At Shelly's Manne-Hole
How My Heart Sings!
Trio 64

How My Heart Sings! is a 1964 album by jazz musician Bill Evans, recorded at the same time as Moon Beams. It was reissued in 1992 with one bonus track.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Thom Jurek wrote of the album "This is a tough recording; it flies in the face of the conventions Evans himself has set, and yet retrains the deep, nearly profound lyricism that was the pianist's trademark."[2] On All About Jazz C. Michael Bailey said "After the ballad-laden Moon Beams, producer Orrin Keepnews wanted a slightly more up-tempo recording that resulted in How My Heart Sings. Fifty years later, the recording remains painfully introspective, up-tempo or not. Evans was the Van Gogh of jazz: sensile and troubled, characteristics that expressed themselves in his playing his entire career".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "How My Heart Sings" (Earl Zindars) – 4:59
  2. "I Should Care" (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) – 4:55
  3. "In Your Own Sweet Way" (Dave Brubeck) – 6:59
  4. "In Your Own Sweet Way" [alternate take - bonus track] – 5:54
  5. "Walking Up" (Bill Evans) – 4:57
  6. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) – 6:00
  7. "34 Skidoo" (Evans) – 6:22
  8. "Ev'rything I Love" (Cole Porter) – 4:13
  9. "Show-Type Tune" (Evans) – 4:22



  1. ^ Jan 18, 1964
  2. ^ a b Jurek, Tom. "How My Heart Sings! > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ Bailey, C. M., All About Jazz Review, August 20, 2013

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