Bill Evans Jim Hall: Undercurrent (1962) Toshiba-EMI

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A tale of the pursuit of one recording, the search for the best pressing, and a few lessons learned along the way. Prepare for a deep dive, and beware of currents. The story so far… In the early ’60s, United Artists … Continue reading

Gary McFarland Orchestra/ Bill Evans (1963) Verve UK

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Selection: Misplaced Cowpoke (320kbps mp3)  Artists Phil Woods (clarinet) Spencer Sinatra (alto saxophone, flute) Julian Barber, Allan Goldberg (viola) Aaron Juvelier, Joseph Tekula (cello) Gary McFarland (vibraphone, arranger, conductor) Bill Evans (piano) Jim Hall (guitar) Richard Davis (bass) Ed Shaughnessy … Continue reading

Gerry Mulligan: Night Lights (1963) Philips UK

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Track Selection 1: Prelude in E Minor (Frédéric Chopin) . . . Track Selection 2: Morning of the Carnival (Manhã de Carnaval, from Black Orpheus, Luiz Bonfa) . . . Artists Art Farmer (tp, flh) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Gerry Mulligan (p, bars) Jim … Continue reading

Bill Evans, Jim Hall: Undercurrent (1962) United Artists

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Track Selection: My Funny Valentine Artists: Bill Evans (p) Jim Hall (g) recorded at Sound Makers, NYC,  April 24 and May 14, 1962 sound engineer: Bill Shwartau Music: A triumph for Bill Evans and Jim Hall, another exercise in telepathic communion, … Continue reading

Bill Evans Interplay (1962) Riverside US

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  Previously posted as UK Riverside copy September 29th 2011. Now, nine months later, “upgraded” to US pressing, though still only mono. Track Selection 1 (as original post but the US pressing) Interplay (Evans) Track Selection 2 (new): When You Wish Apon a … Continue reading

Zoot Sims “Choice” (1954 / 1959)

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Track Selection Side 1: I Remember April (1954) Jon Eardley (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb, p) Zoot Sims (ts) Gerry Mulligan (bars, p) Red Mitchell (b) Larry Bunker (d) recorded “Hoover High School”, San Diego, CA, December 14, 1954 Track Selection Side 2: “You’re Driving Me … Continue reading

Bill Evans “Interplay” (1962)

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Track Selection: “Interplay” Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Bill Evans (p) Jim Hall (g) Percy Heath (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)NYC, July 16, 1962 Music If unconfined simultaneous group improvisation – Free Jazz – marks one end of the jazz spectrum, then … Continue reading