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Hallmarks: The Best of Jim Hall

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Album Review

The double-disc anthology Hallmarks: The Best of Jim Hall collects a nice cross section of material that jazz guitarist Jim Hall recorded for the Concord and Telarc labels from the early '70s onward. Here listeners find the often cerebral but never boring Hall making his unique brand of jazz that finds room for expansive post-bop improvisation as well as Latin rhythms, gorgeous harmonies, and beautiful melodies. Included here are not only such memorable standards as "Autumn Leaves" and "Alone Together," but also such superb Hall originals as the energetic "Simple Samba," the poignant "João," and the organically atmospheric "Snowbound." This is reflective, intricately composed and executed music that is truly the hallmark of sophisticated modern jazz.

Biography

Born: 04 December 1930 in Buffalo, NY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

A harmonically advanced cool-toned and subtle guitarist, Jim Hall was an inspiration to many guitarists, including some (such as Bill Frisell) who sound nothing like him. Hall attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and studied classical guitar in Los Angeles with Vicente Gómez. He was an original member of the Chico Hamilton Quintet (1955-1956), and during 1956-1959 was with the Jimmy Giuffre Three. After touring with Ella Fitzgerald (1960-1961) and sometimes forming duos with Lee Konitz, Hall...
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