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Jim Hall & Bob Brookmeyer - Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 1979 (1999)

Jim Hall & Bob Brookmeyer - Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 1979 (1999)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included | 01:10:33
Cool, Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz, Trombone Jazz | Label: Challenge | # CHR 70063

Released for the first time on this 1999 Challenge CD, this live set features the unusual duo of guitarist Jim Hall and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, two-thirds of the 1957 Jimmy Giuffre Three. Although there are occasions when one of the musicians accompanies the other one, much of the time Hall and Brookmeyer function as equals, improvising together on a set of standards plus an ad-lib blues called "Sweet Basil." Their ability to improvise while thinking of the whole picture and their knack for spontaneously harmonizing really come in handy during this intriguing and frequently exciting outing. Among the selections reborn in the playing of Hall and Brookmeyer are John Lewis' "Skating in Central Park," "Body and Soul," "Darn That Dream," and "St. Thomas." A successful effort that should not have taken 20 years to release.

Jim Hall - Concierto (1975) Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 26, 2017
Jim Hall - Concierto (1975) Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Jim Hall - Concierto (1975) Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Cool, Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz | Label: Epic/Legacy/CTI | # 5060252 | 01:05:58

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".
Jim Hall - It's Nice To Be With You: Jim Hall In Berlin (1969/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Jim Hall - It's Nice To Be With You: Jim Hall In Berlin (1969/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 37:20 minutes | 708 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The intimate musical get together that occurred in June 1969 was due to a large extent to the close friendship between the inimitable American guitarist Jim Hall and Producer Joachim Ernst Berendt. As Hall was visiting him in Berlin, Berendt proposed a recording with bassist Jim Woode and drummer Daniel Humair; this configuration developed into an intensely introspective session.

Jim Hall - ...Where Would I Be? (1971) Remastered Reissue  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 13, 2017
Jim Hall - ...Where Would I Be? (1971) Remastered Reissue

Jim Hall - …Where Would I Be? (1971) Remastered Reissue
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Label: Milestone/Original Jazz Classics | # OJCCD-649-2 (M-9037)
Cool, Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz | Time: 00:39:44

Although the rhythm section was more "modern" than he usually used (keyboardist Benny Aronov, bassist Malcolm Cecil, and Airto Moreira on drums and percussion), guitarist Jim Hall (who always had a harmonically advanced style anyway) has little difficulty adapting to the fresh setting. Highlights of the well-rounded CD reissue include Hall's "Simple Samba," "Baubles, Bangles and Beads," an unaccompanied "I Should Care," and Milton Nascimento's "Vera Cruz".
Jim Hall Trio featuring Tom Harrell - These Rooms (1988) {Denon CY-30002}

Jim Hall Trio featuring Tom Harrell - These Rooms (1988) {Denon CY-30002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 314 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 157 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 94 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1988 Denon / Nippon Columbia | CY-30002
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Guitar / Flugelhorn

This 1988 studio date is one of the overlooked treasures in the considerable discography of Jim Hall, possibly due to the label's low-key promotion and less than eye-catching cover art. It is easy to understand why artists like Art Farmer and Paul Desmond omitted a pianist after hearing a release such as this one, because it would only clutter Hall's soft yet complete accompaniment. Joined by Tom Harrell (heard mostly on flügelhorn), bassist Steve LaSpina, and drummer Joey Baron, this CD is a delight from start to finish. The interaction of the musicians in the opener, a lively, waltzing "With a Song in My Heart," makes it sound like they have been a working unit for years.

Art Farmer & Jim Hall Quartet - Complete Live Recordings (2008)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 23, 2017
Art Farmer & Jim Hall Quartet - Complete Live Recordings (2008)

Art Farmer & Jim Hall Quartet - Complete Live Recordings (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Gambit Records | # 69288 | Time: 01:08:56

2008 release compiles all of Art Farmer and Jim Hall's live quartet recordings in their entirety including the 1963 Half Note performances and the extremely rare 1964 London concert. Features musical assistance from Steve Swallow, Walter Perkins and Pete La Roca. This material is presented here for the first time ever in one package. New and careful remastering, includes comprehensive 12-page booklet.

Jim Hall - Fame And Fortune (2013)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Oct. 6, 2017
Jim Hall - Fame And Fortune (2013)

Jim Hall - Fame And Fortune (2013)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 75:04 min | 179 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Jazz2Jazz

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. 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 was with Sonny Rollins' dynamic quartet in 1961-1962, recording The Bridge. He co-led a quartet with Art Farmer (1962-1964), recorded on an occasional basis with Paul Desmond during 1959-1965 (all of their quartet performances are collected on a Mosaic box set), and then became a New York studio musician. In this compilation Jim Hall plays with Carl Perkins, Bill Evans and Red Mitchell.

Jim Hall - Jim Hall [Giants Of Jazz] (1997)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 27, 2017
Jim Hall - Jim Hall [Giants Of Jazz] (1997)

Jim Hall - Jim Hall [Giants Of Jazz] (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 313.53 Mb + 20.50 Mb (Scans) | 01:14:46
Post-Bop | Label: Promo Sound AG (CD 53250)

James Stanley Hall (December 4, 1930 – December 10, 2013) was an American jazz guitarist, composer and arranger. Premier Guitar magazine stated that "It could be argued that the jazz guitar tree is rooted in four names: Django [Reinhardt], Charlie [Christian], Wes [Montgomery], and Jim [Hall]".
Paul Desmond - Easy Living (1966) {Featuring Jim Hall, RCAVICTOR Gold Series 74321747962 rel 2000}

Paul Desmond - Easy Living (1966) {Featuring Jim Hall, RCAVICTOR Gold Series 74321747962 rel 2000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 381 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 157 Mb
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© 1966, 2000 RCAVictor / BMG France | RCAVICTOR Gold Series | 74321747962
Jazz / Cool / Saxophone / Guitar

As the Paul Desmond/Jim Hall quartet's recording activities gradually came to a halt by 1965, RCA Victor assembled the remains of a number of their later sessions into one last album, adding two outtakes, "All Through the Night" and "Rude Old Man," when the album was transferred to CD in 1990. These are, however, anything but leftovers; indeed, they constitute the best Desmond/Hall album since Take Ten, more varied in texture and mood and by and large more inspired in solo content than Bossa Antigua and Glad to Be Unhappy. As a near-ideal example of this collaboration at its intuitive peak, "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" opens with Hall paraphrasing the tune, and Desmond comes in on the bridge with a perfectly timed rejoinder that sounds as if he's asking a question.
The Art Farmer Quartet featuring Jim Hall - Interaction (1963) {Atlantic Warner Japan 30XD-1039 rel 1988}

The Art Farmer Quartet featuring Jim Hall - Interaction (1963) {Atlantic Warner Japan 30XD-1039 rel 1988}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 231 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
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© 1963, 1988 Atlantic / Warner Japan | 30XD-1039
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Flugelhorn / Guitar

This [reissue] restores to circulation a strong Atlantic date from Art Farmer's immediate post-Jazztet period and features Farmer's quartet playing standards with swinging subtlety. Interaction, from 1963, is a vehicle for the intertwining improvisations of guitarist Jim Hall and Farmer, on flügelhorn, who weaves through and around Hall's sublimely understated lines with disarming ease, elegance, and sensitivity.