‘Blue Interlude (Based On A Theme By Chopin)’ by The Bill Evans Trio [Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra, 1965] (recovered)
Mid-’60s sessions matching the Bill Evans trio with a large orchestra arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman. The strings provide a nice backdrop, but are otherwise inconsequential. Evans and bassist Chuck Israel are outstanding, with Evans’ piano treatments of both classical and jazz material exceptional. Drummer Larry Bunker holds things together as the lone percussive element.
I didn’t expect this to come out of my brain, but it did. I can imagine it with some cool looking animation—maybe a stick figure dude walking (or dancing) happily along somewhere with colors exploding out of everything, maybe something else. Too bad I’m terrible at drawing everything except purposely ugly people and weird morphing shapes.