|Studio album by|
|Released||August 18, 1962|
|Recorded||April 24 & May 14, 1962|
|Studio||Sound Makers, New York City|
|Length||30:12 original LP|
52:21 CD reissue
|Bill Evans chronology|
|Bill Evans and Jim Hall chronology|
Undercurrent is a 1962 album by jazz pianist Bill Evans and jazz guitarist Jim Hall. The two men 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. Later, the album was reissued on the Blue Note label; both Blue Note and United Artists Records have been part of the same catalog for many decades. The original LP and the first CD reissue featured a cropped, blue-tinted version, overlaid with the title and the Blue Note logo in white; but for the most recent (24-bit remastered) CD reissue, the image has been restored to its original black-and-white coloration and size, without lettering.
(Original Lp release)
|All About Jazz|||
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings|||
In his November 26, 1962 review for DownBeat magazine jazz critic Pete Welding states: "This collaboration between Evans and Hall has resulted in some of the most beautiful, thoroughly ingratiating music it has been my pleasure to hear."
Bonus tracks on 2002 Blue Note CD reissue:
Recorded on April 24 (#2, 7, 8) and May 14 (all others), 1962.