Bill Evans/Jim Hall – Undercurrent Japan LP with obi

$75.00

A Japanese pressing of Undercurrent by Bill Evans and Jim Hall, including the original obi.

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Description

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Undercurrent by Bill Evans and Jim Hall, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Undercurrent is a 1976 Japanese pressing of an LP that was originally issued in 1962.

The cover is VG++, with trace corner wear and a tiny corner dent.

Obi and insert are M-.

The disc is M-.  There are a few spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl.  Beautiful disc!

A beautiful copy of a terrific LP and one of our all-time favorite album covers.

Background: After the unexpected death of bassist Scott Le Faro in 1961, Bill Evans started looking for some things to do away from the trio format.

In 1962, he teamed up with guitarist Jim Hall to create Undercurrent.

Allmusic.com gave Undercurrent a 4 star review:

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.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: United Artists
Catalog Number:
GXC-3128
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in