Bill Evans - Jim Hall ‎– Undercurrent - 1962 Jazz - Mobile Fidelity Gain 2 Ultra Analog System Audiophile 180 Grm LP

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Bill Evans - Jim Hall ‎– Undercurrent

Label:
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab ‎– MOFI 1-031, Blue Note ‎– 509997-04873-1-2
Series:
Silver Label Vinyl Series –
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered

Gatefold
Mastered on the Gain 2 Ultra Analog System

Country:
US
Released:
2014
Genre:
Jazz
Style:

Tracklist

A1 My Funny Valentine
A2 I Hear A Rhapsody
A3 Dream Gypsy

 

B1 Romain
B2 Skating In Central Park
B3 Darn That Dream

 

Companies, etc.

Record Company – Capitol Records, LLC
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Blue Note Records
Copyright (c) – Blue Note Records
Manufactured By – EMI Music Special Markets
Distributed By – Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Inc.
Lacquer Cut At – Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Pressed By – Record Technology Incorporated – 22486

Credits

Design [Package] – Gauna-Douglas
Engineer [Sound] – Bill Schwartau
Guitar – Jim Hall
Lacquer Cut By – KW
Photography By [Back Cover] – Frank Gauna
Photography By [Front Cover] – Toni Frissell
Photography By [Inside] – Charles Stewart
Piano – Bill Evans
Producer – Alan Douglas

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): MoFi 1-031AR1 KW@MoFi 22486.1(3)
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): MoFi 1-031B R1 KW@MoFi 22486.2(3)
Barcode: 821797100311

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

In tackling standards such as Rodgers and Hart's "My Funny Valentine" and the Broadway classic "Darn That Dream," as well as the Hall original "Romain," the pair traverses complex harmonies with the astute elegance of a figure skater. At times, Evans and Hall go for broke on a hard-swinging romps, yet it's their implied melancholy and drifting, softly struck melodic refrains on waltzes and ballads that bestows Undercurrent with a nuanced romanticism and whispered atmosphere befitting the record's title.

More Information
Condition New
Format LP, Gatefold, 180 Gram
Label Mobile Fidelity
Color Black