Thursday, November 3, 2016

Jim Hall






































Artist:  Jim Hall
Birth Name:  James Stanley Hall
Born:  December 4, 1930.  Buffalo, New York, USA
Origin:  Cleveland, Ohio
Died:  December 10, 2013 (Aged 83).  New York City, New York, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Cool Jazz. Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Progressive Jazz
Occupation:  Musician, Composer, Arranger
Instruments:  Guitar

Jim Hall was an American Jazz Guitarist, Composer and Arranger from Buffalo, New York.  At 13, he heard Charlie Christian play on  a Benny Goodman Record, also Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young Paul Gonsalves and Lucky Thompson.  He copied out solos by Charlie Christian and later Barney Kessel.














Title:  Ballad Essentials  (2000)
Genre:  Jazz, Cool Jazz. Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Progressive Jazz
Label:  Concord Records
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

 1.  Prelude To Kiss  (4:49)
 2.  I See Nothing To Laugh About  (5:06)
 3.  All Across The City  (5:27)
 4.  Skylark  (7:12)
 5.  Circles  (6:43)
 6.  I Can't Get Started  (4:40)
 7.  Embraceable You  (6:48)
 8.  Emily  (5:52)
 9.  Beija-Four  (6:30)
10. Poor Butterfly  (5:58)

Personnel:  

Jim Hall:  Guitar
George Shearing:  Piano
Gil Goldstein:  Piano, Keyboards
Don Thompson:  Piano & Bass
Ron Carter:  Bass
Steve LaSpina:  Bass
Terry Clarke:  Drums
Akira Tana:  Drums

Ballad Essentials is the collection album by Jim Hall, was released on March 14, 2000 by Concord Records, featuring George Shearing, Ron Carter Terry Clarke and more!.


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