Recorded in New York on three separate days in May and June 1962, How My Heart Sings! features Bill Evans accompanied by bassist Chuck Israels (replacing Scott Lofaro, who had died in an automobile accident less than a year earlier) and drummer Paul Motian. The album is actually the second of two to emerge from the 1962 sessions; the first was Moonbeams, a collection of ballads. How My Heart Sings! is, by design, a bit more lively and energetic.
"The selections represented here are primarily of a more ‘moving' kind," says Doug Ramsey in his new liner notes to the reissue, "though there is in the trio's approach to all material a desire to present a singing sound. Hence, the title of the album, despite its intended program of faster swinging vehicles."
How My Heart Sings! includes three bonus tracks: an alternate take of "In Your Own Sweet Way," and previously unreleased renditions of "34 Skidoo" and "Ev'rything I Love."