Hallmarks: The Best of Jim Hall

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2006
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 888072300767
  • Catalog Number: 230076
  • Sales rank: 101,745

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Simple Samba (4:19)
  2. 2 Autumn Leaves (6:55)
  3. 3 (All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings (6:12)
  4. 4 Emily (5:54)
  5. 5 Down from Antigua (7:32)
  6. 6 Alone Together (10:36)
  7. 7 Poor Butterfly (6:00)
  8. 8 All the Things You Are (5:02)
  9. 9 Beija-Flor (6:31)
  10. 10 All Across the City (5:27)
Disc 2
  1. 1 João (6:05)
  2. 2 Stern Stuff (5:11)
  3. 3 Snowbound (6:20)
  4. 4 Quadrologue (4:43)
  5. 5 Something to Wish For (5:00)
  6. 6 Furnished Flats (6:55)
  7. 7 October Song (6:37)
  8. 8 Cold Spring (6:28)
  9. 9 Say Hello to Calypso (6:54)
  10. 10 Bent Blue (5:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jim Hall Primary Artist, Guitar
Ron Carter Bass
Gil Goldstein Accordion, Keyboards, Bass Accordion
Joe Lovano Tenor Saxophone
Pat Metheny Guitar
Greg Osby Alto Saxophone
Rufus Reid Bass
George Shearing Piano
Mike Stern Guitar
Airto Moreira Percussion, Drums
Lewis Nash Drums
Benny Aronov Piano
Kenny Barron Piano
Scott Colley Bass
Steve LaSpina Bass
Christian McBride Bass
George Mraz Bass
Akira Tana Drums
Myron Lutzke Cello
Louise Schulman Viola, Soloist
Don Thompson Quartet Piano
Andy Watson Drums
Terry Clarke Drums
Technical Credits
Jim Hall Composer
Harold Rome Composer
Greg Allen Art Direction
Kirk Felton Remastering
Paul Hostetter String Conductor
Jacques Prévert Composer
Nelson Cavaquinho Composer
Luciano Viti Cover Photo
Henri Herpin Composer
Devra Hall Liner Notes
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