That would be Red Garland, one of the best jazz pianists every to tickle the ivories. I’m rightfully obsessed with his take on the old ditty Billy Boy. Hate to bring in economics, but I think it’s the efficiency–like Mozart, every note is so perfectly chosen and placed that if you took one out, the structure would be compromised. And unlike Mozart, Red is improvising!
Do me, yourself, and Red a favor and put aside the smart phone, the paper, your cares about the coming week and get deeply into this little gem.
PS: Aficionados may recognize that this version is not the more famous one he did with the Miles Davis Quintet. That one’s great too, of course, but I prefer this more leisurely pace version.