Album artwork for Undercurrent by Bill Evans
Album artwork for Undercurrent by Bill Evans

Other than four piano solos from April 4, 1962, this set was pianist Bill Evans' first recordings after a hiatus caused by bassist Scott LaFaro's tragic death in a car accident. 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. Recommended. [Some reissues include four bonus tracks, including two alternate takes and previously unheard versions of "Stairway to the Stars" and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You."]

Bill Evans

Undercurrent

Blue Note
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Album artwork for Undercurrent by Bill Evans
LP

£21.99

Waxtime in Colour Version

Blue
Released 29/04/2022Catalogue Number

950716

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Album artwork for Undercurrent by Bill Evans
LP

£14.99£12.99

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180g heavyweight gatefold sleeve.

Released 09/12/2022Catalogue Number

DOL779HG

Album artwork for Undercurrent by Bill Evans
LP

£11.99

Released 08/06/2015Catalogue Number

DOL779H

Bill Evans

Undercurrent

Blue Note
Album artwork for Album artwork for Undercurrent by Bill Evans by Undercurrent - Bill Evans
Album artwork for Album artwork for Undercurrent by Bill Evans by Undercurrent - Bill Evans
Album artwork for Undercurrent by Bill Evans
LP

£21.99

Waxtime in Colour Version

Blue
Released 29/04/2022Catalogue Number

950716

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Undercurrent by Bill Evans
LP

£14.99£12.99

sale

180g heavyweight gatefold sleeve.

Released 09/12/2022Catalogue Number

DOL779HG

Album artwork for Undercurrent by Bill Evans
LP

£11.99

Released 08/06/2015Catalogue Number

DOL779H

Other than four piano solos from April 4, 1962, this set was pianist Bill Evans' first recordings after a hiatus caused by bassist Scott LaFaro's tragic death in a car accident. 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. Recommended. [Some reissues include four bonus tracks, including two alternate takes and previously unheard versions of "Stairway to the Stars" and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You."]