Undercurrent (Kenny Drew album)

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Studio album by Kenny Drew
Released Early June 1961[1]
Recorded December 11, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 38:46
Label Blue Note
BST 84059
Producer Alfred Lion
Kenny Drew chronology
Pal Joey
Dark Beauty

Undercurrent is an album by American pianist Kenny Drew recorded in 1960 and released on the Blue Note label.[2] It would be Drew's second and last effort for the label, and his last album recorded in the US before his 1961 move to Copenhagen. On the 2007 CD reissue, the album is erroneously given the catalogue number 84101 (Royal Flush) instead of its own 84059.


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "This is an extraordinary recording that reveals more upon repeat listenings".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Kenny Drew
  1. "Undercurrent" - 7:20
  2. "Funk-Cosity" - 8:28
  3. "Lion's Den" - 4:56
  4. "The Pot's On" - 6:08
  5. "Groovin' the Blues" - 6:22
  6. "Ballade" - 5:32



  1. ^ Billboard June 19, 1961
  2. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 1, 2010
  3. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed November 1, 2010