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Jim Hall & Pat Metheny
     

Jim Hall & Pat Metheny

by Pat Metheny
 

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These two guitarists -- one an elder statesman, the other still a relatively young man in the midst of a stellar career -- are such a natural fit that it's amazing no one's thought of getting them together for a duo album before. Both play with a gentle touch and sweet tone, and both are capable of challenging experimentation, though each have spent most of their time

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These two guitarists -- one an elder statesman, the other still a relatively young man in the midst of a stellar career -- are such a natural fit that it's amazing no one's thought of getting them together for a duo album before. Both play with a gentle touch and sweet tone, and both are capable of challenging experimentation, though each have spent most of their time in one mainstream tradition or another (Jim Hall in straight-ahead jazz, Pat Metheny in jazz-rock fusion). On this disc they focus on original compositions (Metheny's "Farmer's Trust" and "Into the Dream," Hall's "Cold Spring" and "Waiting to Dance"), but there are also tunes by Jerome Kern and Steve Swallow as well as the inevitable rendition of "Summertime." Their interplay is nothing short of astounding, and the five improvisational pieces scattered throughout the program sometimes sound as organized as the standards. The mood does get a little bit samey after a while, and the complete lack of high frequencies in both guitarists' tones might leave you wondering if you've got water in your ear. But overall, this really is a wonderful album.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/08/2011
Label:
Nonesuch
UPC:
0075597990997
catalogNumber:
511495
Rank:
39811

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Performance Credits

Pat Metheny   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Classical Guitar
Jim Hall   Electric Guitar
Tony Mowod   Announcer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Gil Goldstein   Arranger,Producer
Jim Hall   Arranger,Composer
Pat Metheny   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Steve Swallow   Composer
Attila Zoller   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Jay Newland   Engineer
Steve Rodby   Producer
Carolyn Chrzan   Guitar Techician
DuBose Heyward   Composer

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