by Jim HallJim Hall

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Guitarist Jim Hall is the sort of musician who displays such technical expertise, imaginative conception, and elegance of line and phrase that almost any recording of his is worth hearing. Still, Concierto ranks among the best albums of his superb catalog. For starters, the personnel here is a jazz lover's dream come true. Paul Desmond (saxophone), Chet Baker (trumpet), Roland Hanna (piano), Ron Carter (bass), and Steve Gadd (drums) are on board, creating -- along with Hall -- one of the highest profile lineups ever put to tape. Yet Concierto is not about star power and showboating. As subtle, nuanced, and considered as any of Hall's output, the ensemble playing here demonstrates great group sensitivity and interplay, giving precedence to mood and atmosphere over powerhouse soloing. Conductor and arranger Don Sebesky evinces a chamber ambience from the sextet on "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," the smoky "The Answer Is Yes," and the Hall centerpiece "Concierto de Aranjuez." ~ Anthony Tognazzini

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2008
Label: Pure Pleasure
UPC: 5060149620298
catalogNumber: 6060
Rank: 77992

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jim Hall   Primary Artist,Guitar
Chet Baker   Trumpet
Ron Carter   Bass
Paul Desmond   Alto Saxophone
Don Sebesky   Conductor,Musical Direction
Steve Gadd   Drums
Roland Hanna   Piano
Bakerm Chet   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Carlos Chávez   Composer
Ron Carter   Arranger
Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Jim Hall   Arranger
Fareed Haque   Liner Notes
Didier C. Deutsch   Reissue Producer
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Steve Futterman   Liner Notes
Helene Silverman   Reissue Design
Danny Kadar   Remixing
Tony Martell   Executive Producer
Thomas B. Allen   Illustrations
Johnny Andrews   Composer
Kate Moss   Packaging
Jennifer Ebert   Packaging Manager

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