Do the build-up first, and if you can you'll be in for a treat. I'd recommend these Denny Zeitlin tracks to begin so if you are unfamiliar with the pianist you can quickly gain some insights as you dip into some of his past recordings and then move into the present.
From Carnival (released in 1964)
From Zeitgeist (1967)
Then leaping down the decades deliciously you get to the Strayhorn-Ellington lead-off 'Isfahan' recorded last year in New York, from Zeitlin's new trio album recorded in very atmospheric detail by the sound of it at serious jazz head connoisseurs haunt Mezzrow, the pianist with the great Buster Williams (Asante, The Moon Trane, Mwandishi etc) on bass and Matt Wilson (check him on Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra album Time/Life on drums. [You might also want to listen highly relevantly to As Long As There's Music from the late-1990s, Slickrock and Trio in Concert from the noughties, and Stairway to the Stars the most recently released of these.] I have included the classic Ellington version too of 'Isfahan' from The Far East Suite (released in 1967) and you're all good to go. Issuing label Sunnyside will be releasing the album from which the track is drawn in June and note that the trio first came together in 2001, Zeitlin since then juggling gigging and recording with his other work as a psychiatrist.