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Darn That Dream
  • Darn That Dream
  • Bill Evans & Jim Hall
  • Undercurrent
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Bill Evans & Jim Hall - Darn That Dream (1962)

Other than four piano solos from April 4, 1962, Undercurrent was pianist Bill Evans’ first recordings after friend and bassist Scott LaFaro’s tragic death in a car accident. It is one of many fruitful collaborations between Evans and the great Jim Hall.

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There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive; if you join them, you and your entire family will be shunned. At best, you will exist a pariah to be spat at and beaten-at worst, to be lynched or crucified. And for what? For what? No matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.

     W h a t  i s  a n  o c e a n  b u t  a  m u l t i t u d e  o f  d r o p s ? (Cloud Atlas dir. Tom Tykwer, Lana & Andy Wachowski)

December 21, 1967. Ray Manzarek and Dorothy Fujikawa are married at the Los Angeles courthouse with Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson serving as witnesses. In Ray’s words, “We had such fun on that winter solstice day in 1967. A silly, brief ceremony at City Hall, and then off to Olvera Street - the old Mexican center of LA - for margaritas and enchiladas at La Golondrina Cafe. It’s still there. Visit it when you’re in LA. And toast the four of us as we laughed and celebrated life and love.”

Photo by Paul Ferrara

Loose Bloose
  • Loose Bloose
  • Bill Evans
  • Loose Blues
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Bill Evans - Loose Bloose (1962)

Those fond of Bill Evans and Jim Hall’s work together on LPs like Undercurrent and Intermodulation will find much to like here. This recording was shelved for 20 years because Evans was dissatisfied with the performance of these often complicated tunes. This is also Evans’ only known recording with Zoot Sims, which seems a shame given their interplay here.

Skating In Central Park
  • Skating In Central Park
  • Bill Evans & Jim Hall
  • Undercurrent [Bonus Tracks]
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  • Skating in Central Park
  • Undercurrent (Bluenote 1962)

자켓이 유명하다고 해서 뭔지도 모르고 샀던 앨범. 들어보니 헉…이 두양반이 모이면 이리도 아름다운 연주를 해줄줄이야. 빌 에반스의 피아노 소리와 짐홀의 잔잔한 기타사운드 단촐한 구성이지만 정말로 좋은 연주를 보여주었고 여전히 Bluenote Album들 가운데에서는 빼놓을 수 없는 명연이 담겨있던