Crosscurrents
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Studio album by
Released1978
RecordedFebruary 28 & March 1–2, 1977
StudioFantasy Studios, Berkeley
GenreJazz
Length34:29 original LP
LabelFantasy
F 9568
ProducerHelen Keane
Bill Evans chronology
Quintessence
(1977)
Crosscurrents
(1978)
New Conversations
(1978)

Crosscurrents is an album by American jazz pianist Bill Evans, recorded in early 1977 and released in 1978 on Fantasy as F 9568. Along with Evans' trio of Eddie Gómez and Eliot Zigmund, Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh guest on alto and tenor saxophone respectively.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[3]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Scott Yanow called the album "a superior set" and wrote "Konitz and Marsh always worked very well together and their cool-toned improvising makes this outing by Bill Evans something special."[1]

Track listing

  1. "Eiderdown" (Steve Swallow) – 8:21
  2. "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" (Porter) – 3:31
  3. "Pensativa" (Clare Fischer) – 5:39
  4. "Speak Low" (Nash, Weill) – 6:34
  5. "When I Fall in Love" (Heyman, Young) – 4:18
  6. "Night and Day" (Porter) – 6:06

Bonus tracks on CD reissue:

  1. "Eiderdown" [Take 9] – 5:38
  2. "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" [Take 7] – 3:30
  3. "Night and Day" [Take 9] – 7:05

Personnel

Production notes

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1979 Billboard Jazz Albums 17

References

  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Crosscurrents > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 74. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 458. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.