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Post Bop, Modal
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Undercurrent is a 1962 album by jazz pianist Bill Evans and jazz guitarist Jim Hall. The duo collaborated again in 1966 on the album Intermodulation. The front cover image for Undercurrent is Toni Frissell's photograph "Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida". The album was originally released on United Artists, then reissued by Solid State in 1968. More recently, the album was reissued on EMI/Blue Note (in fact, both Blue Note and United Artists Records have been owned for a long time by EMI)

The first of two meetings on record in a duo format with guitarist Jim Hall, the collaborations are often exquisite. Both Evans and Hall had introspective and harmonically advanced styles along with roots in hard-swinging bebop. There is more variety than expected on the fine set with some cookers, ballads, waltzes, and even some hints at classical music.

Undercurrent is a 1962 album by jazz pianist Bill Evans and jazz guitarist Jim Hall. They would collaborate again in 1966 for the follow-up album Intermodulation. More recently, the album was reissued on EMI/Blue Note (in fact, both Blue Note and United Artists Records have been owned for a long time by EMI).

If Undercurrent, the first and superior of two piano, guitar collaborations by Bill Evans and Jim Hall, (the other being Intermodulation produced four years later), were a book and not a record, then the blurbs on the back of the dust jacket might read: "Lush. touching" "Filled with almost fugitive nuance and effortless interaction" "Perfection in spiritual and technical communication". Together, throughout the album, Evans and Hall sound like so much more than just a piano and guitar. Here we have minimalism stood on its head. To this day, I don't think that any other piece of music provides to me, the sense of Mozartian perfection and completeness that this recording does.

Engineer – Bill Schwartau. Photography By – Toni Frissell. Photography By – Charles Stewart. Producer – Alan Douglas. Typography – The Composing Room, Inc.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 My Funny Valentine
Written-By – R. Rodgers-L. Hart*
5:20
2 I Hear A Rhapsody
Written-By – Gasparre*, Fragos*, Baker*
4:36
3 Dream Gyspy
Written-By – Judith Veevers
4:31
4 Romain
Written-By – Jim Hall
5:19
5 Skating In Central Park
Written-By – John Lewis
5:19
6 Darn That Dream
Written-By – E. De Lange*, J. Van Heusen*
5:06
7 Stairway To The Stars
Written-By – Signorelli*, Malneck*, Parish*
5:38
8 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
Written-By – G. Bassman*, N. Washington*
4:13
9 My Funny Valentine (Alternate Take)
Written-By – R. Rodgers-L. Hart*
6:53
10 Romain (Alternate Take)
Written-By – Jim Hall
5:24

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Optimal Media Production – AB52037
  • Recorded At – Sound Makers Studio

Credits

  • Design [Original Album Package Design] – Alan Douglas, Frank Gauna
  • Design [Reissue Design] – Gordon H Jee
  • Engineer [Recording] – Bill Schwartau
  • Guitar – Jim Hall
  • Liner Notes [For First CD Issue] – David Rosenthal
  • Liner Notes [Original] – Barry J. Titus
  • Photography By [Back Cover Photograph] – Frank Gauna
  • Photography By [Front Cover Photograph] – Toni Frissell
  • Photography By [Inside Photograph] – Charles Stewart*
  • Piano – Bill Evans
  • Producer [Original Sessions Produced By] – Alan Douglas
  • Reissue Producer [Produced For Release By] – Michael Cuscuna
  • Remix [Remixed From The Original Three-track Masters], Mastered By [Mastered In 24-bit By] – Ron McMaster

Notes

Recorded at Sound Makers, New York City on April 24 (#2, 7, 8) and May 14 (all others), 1962.
#1-6 originally issued as United Artists UAS 15003.
#7 to 10 are bonus tracks not on original LP.
Original Album Typography - The Composing Room Inc.

Order of recording for the Undercurrent sessions:
April 24, 1962
take 4 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
take 3 Stairway To The Stars
take 3 I Hear A Rhapsody*
May 14, 1962
take 3 Darn That Dream*
take 2 Romain*
take 3 Romain - alternate take
take 4 Dream Gyspy*
take 4 My Funny Valentine - alternate take
take 5 My Funny Valentine*
take 1 Skating In Central Park*

* on original United Artists LP.

Made in the EU - ℗ © 2002 Capitol Records, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 2435-38228-2 8
  • Barcode (Scan): 724353822828
  • Matrix / Runout: 5382282 AB52037-01
  • Matrix / Runout: manufactured by optimal media production
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L574
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9702
  • Label Code: LC 0133
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
UAJS 15003 Bill Evans - Jim Hall Bill Evans - Jim Hall - Undercurrent ‎(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAJS 15003 US 1962
UCCU-99019 Bill Evans - Jim Hall Bill Evans - Jim Hall - Undercurrent ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Liberty UCCU-99019 Japan 2014
38.025.S Bill Evans - Jim Hall Bill Evans - Jim Hall - Undercurrent ‎(LP, Album) United Artists Records 38.025.S France Unknown
LAX-3112, UAS 15003 Bill Evans, Jim Hall Bill Evans, Jim Hall - Undercurrent ‎(LP, Album, RE) United Artists Records, United Artists Records LAX-3112, UAS 15003 Japan 1976
SR 3084, SR-3084 Bill Evans / Jim Hall Bill Evans / Jim Hall - Undercurrent ‎(LP, Album, RE) Solid State Records , Solid State Records SR 3084, SR-3084 Japan 1970

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 My Funny Valentine (Alternate Take)
Written-By – R. Rodgers-L. Hart*
6:54
2 My Funny Valentine
Written-By – R. Rodgers-L. Hart*
5:20
3 I Hear A Rhapsody
Written-By – Gasparre*, Fragos*, Baker*
4:36
4 Dream Gyspy
Written-By – Judith Veevers
4:32
5 Stairway To The Stars
Written-By – Signorelli*, Malneck*, Parish*
5:37
6 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
Written-By – G. Bassman*, N. Washington*
4:13
7 Romain
Written-By – Jim Hall
5:21
8 Romain (Alternate Take)
Written-By – Jim Hall
5:23
9 Skating In Central Park
Written-By – John Lewis
5:19
10 Darn That Dream
Written-By – E. De Lange*, J. Van Heusen*
5:06

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Made By – PMDC, USA
  • Manufactured By – Jazz Heritage Society
  • Licensed From – Blue Note Records

Credits

  • Design [Original Album Package Design] – Alan Douglas, Frank Gauna
  • Design [Reissue Design] – Gordon H Jee
  • Engineer [Recording] – Bill Schwartau
  • Guitar – Jim Hall
  • Liner Notes – David Rosenthal
  • Photography By [Back Cover Photograph] – Frank Gauna
  • Photography By [Front Cover Photograph] – Toni Frissell
  • Photography By [Inside Photograph] – Charles Stewart*
  • Piano – Bill Evans
  • Producer [Original Sessions Produced By] – Alan Douglas
  • Reissue Producer [Produced For Release By] – Michael Cuscuna
  • Remix [Remixed From The Original Three-track Masters], Mastered By [Mastered In 24-bit By] – Ron McMaster

Notes

Recorded at Sound Makers, New York City on April 24 (#2, 7, 8) and May 14 (all others), 1962.

#1, 5, 6, 8 are bonus tracks not on original LP.
Remixed from the original three-track masters and mastered in 24-bit.

TT=52:39
© ℗ 1988 Capitol Records, Inc.
Manufactured by Jazz Heritage Society under license from Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
Made and Printed in the USA
Made in the USA

Cover Art Courtesy Blue Note Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: MHS-512867 01% E
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0352
  • Other (Stamped on hub): MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • SPARS Code: ADD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
UAJS 15003 Bill Evans - Jim Hall Bill Evans - Jim Hall - Undercurrent ‎(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAJS 15003 US 1962
UCCU-99019 Bill Evans - Jim Hall Bill Evans - Jim Hall - Undercurrent ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Liberty UCCU-99019 Japan 2014
38.025.S Bill Evans - Jim Hall Bill Evans - Jim Hall - Undercurrent ‎(LP, Album) United Artists Records 38.025.S France Unknown
LAX-3112, UAS 15003 Bill Evans, Jim Hall Bill Evans, Jim Hall - Undercurrent ‎(LP, Album, RE) United Artists Records, United Artists Records LAX-3112, UAS 15003 Japan 1976
SR 3084, SR-3084 Bill Evans / Jim Hall Bill Evans / Jim Hall - Undercurrent ‎(LP, Album, RE) Solid State Records , Solid State Records SR 3084, SR-3084 Japan 1970