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This came on in the middle of a randomly-selected jazz ‘mixtape’ on Mixcloud I was listening to on headphones at work, and stopped me in my tracks. I know I’ve heard it before (not least because it’s been used on film and tv soundtracks many times – I also suspect I have a copy of Everybody Digs Bill Evans in MP3 format in a folder somewhere in the great mess of my electronic music collection), but yesterday for whatever reason it stopped time for a few minutes.

Interviewed (in typically painful style) by Jools Holland on Later… last week, Paul Simon talked about his father saying that musicians need to learn an awful lot even to become mediocre musicians. To somehow bridge the gap between my mediocre pub musicianship and the playing of a Bill Evans or similar is beyond my comprehension.