Intermodulation [Japanese Import]
- Released: June 28, 2011
- Originally Released: 2011
- Label: Universal Japan
Personnel: Bill Evans (piano); Jim Hall (guitar).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on April 7 and May 10, 1966. Includes liner notes by James Isaacs.
INTERMODUATION is a 1966 reunion between two lyrical instrumentalists whose first encounter in 1962 produced the starkly beautiful UNDERCURRENT. This new date is a bit brighter in mood, as the bouncing version of Cole Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin" establishes at the start. In general, the differing tonal properties of piano and guitar tend to clash, but Evans and Hall are both masters of tone if nothing else; they are able to mimic, then complement and finally deepen each other's sound with each passing chord. "Jazz Samba" is another sprightly number, but the real gems here are the pianist's reflective "Turn Out The Stars" and Hall's guitar meditation "All Across The City," as well as a truly gorgeous version of Joe Zawinul's "Angel Face."
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