By Arrangement

By Arrangement

by Jim Hall
     
 

Long acclaimed for his understated lyrical approach to the guitar, Jim Hall's diverse arrangements on this CD are also first-class. His dazzling arrangement of John Lewis' "Django" features Hall with Pat Metheny, with both men on acoustic instruments for a change, accompanied only by drummer Terry Clarke andSee more details below

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Long acclaimed for his understated lyrical approach to the guitar, Jim Hall's diverse arrangements on this CD are also first-class. His dazzling arrangement of John Lewis' "Django" features Hall with Pat Metheny, with both men on acoustic instruments for a change, accompanied only by drummer Terry Clarke and the occasional pizzicato accents of a 12-piece string section (violas and cellos!). Rarely has Gordon Jenkins' "Goodbye" been given such a fresh treatment; the brisk bossa nova rhythm, Joe Lovano's switch from clarinet to soprano sax midway in the piece, and Hall's interplay with Lovano and the strings, plus the dramatic sudden slowdown in tempo at the conclusion, make it stand out from the many recordings of this standard. The New York Voices provide a nice backdrop for Hall's solo on "Waltz for Debby," while Paul Desmond's rarely heard "Wendy" features the leader with the brilliant flugelhornist Tom Harrell, backed by a brass section. Hall's originals also merit praise: his lovely "October Song" has just a touch of melancholy with a fine viola solo backed by the strings following his solo introduction, while his challenging "Art Song" is a playful waltz.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/29/1998
Label:
Telarc
UPC:
0089408343629
catalogNumber:
83436
Rank:
106573

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jim Hall   Primary Artist,Guitar
Joe Lovano   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone
Pat Metheny   Acoustic Guitar
Greg Osby   Alto Saxophone
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
Alex Brofsky   French Horn
Ronald Carbone   Viola
Scott Colley   Bass
Tom Harrell   Flugelhorn
Conrad Herwig   Trombone
Paul Hostetter   Conductor
Richard Locker   Cello
Eugene J. Moye   Cello
Maxine Neuman   Cello
Jim Pugh   Trombone,Conductor
Marcus Rojas   Tuba
Myron Lutzke   Cello
Ann Roggen   Viola
Louise Schulman   Viola
Maureen Gallagher   Viola
Richard Sher   Cello
Rozlyne Clarke   Cello
Stephanie Fricker   Viola
Jamie Finegan   Trumpet
Ron Lawrence   Viola
Terry Clarke   Drums

Technical Credits

Jim Hall   Arranger
Jack Renner   Engineer
John Snyder   Producer
Robert Woods   Executive Producer
Robert Friedrich   Engineer
Anilda Carrasquillo   Art Direction,Cover Design
Devra Hall   Liner Notes

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