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Bill Evans and Jim Hall, Undercurrent

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Bill Evans and Jim Hall, Undercurrent

Audio CD

Disk ID: 267246

Disk length: 52m 39s (10 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1962

Label: Unknown

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“Undercurrent” Tracks & Durations

1. My Funny Valentine (alternate take) 6:55
2. My Funny Valentine 5:21
3. I Hear A Rhapsody 4:38
4. Dream Gypsy 4:33
5. Stairway To The Stars 5:39
6. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You 4:14
7. Romain 5:21
8. Romain (alternate take) 5:25
9. Skating In Central Park 5:21
10. Darn That Dream 5:05

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Review

If Bill Evans brought a kind of muted, ingeniously subtle body of innovations to jazz piano, then perhaps his only parallel in the realm of jazz guitar is Jim Hall. But for all their advances on their instruments, neither Evans nor Hall ever made themselves sound forbidding. And when they joined forces for this session, they sounded fantastically in-step and interwoven, with piano and jazz falling together into a pool of streaming improvisation on mostly slow-tempo pieces. Evans's sense of time and chord placement gets continual book-ends from Hall, who places his diaphanous strums in just the right places to not brook Evans's creative flow but rather to join in it and play almost alchemically. These are calm pieces, maybe too calm considering the constant turbulence in Evans's life. But the pair hit such a high mark with this recording that it reaches the intellect and the emotions at precisely the same instant. Quite a feat. --Andrew Bartlett

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Bill Evans and Jim Hall - Undercurrent

Tracks: 10, Disk length: 52m 39s

Bill Evans and Jim Hall - Undercurrent

Tracks: 11 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 55m 36s (+2m 57s)