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Album Cover of the Week: Undercurrent

Album Cover of the Week: Undercurrent

Album Cover of the Week
Less than a month after playing a series of shows at New York's fabled Village Vanguard jazz club in June 1961 - that would be immortalized with a pair of live albums, Sunday at the Village Vanguard and Waltz for Debby - Bill Evans was rocked by tragedy when his bassist and musical partner, Scott LaFaro, died in a car accident at age 25. Devastated, Evans recorded and performed very little for the rest of 1961 and the beginning of 1962.  In April and May of that year he entered the studio with guitarist Jim Hall and recorded the first album with his name on it since LaFaro's death - Undercurrent. This is the original album cover as released on the Blue Note label.  It's a very simple shot and yet a very powerful one.  The original image was taken in 1947 by famed photographer Ton