Jim Hall - Live in Tokyo (Complete Version) (1976/1991) [Cool, Post-Bop]; FLAC (tracks)

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Jim Hall - Live in Tokyo (Complete Version) (1976/1991) [Cool, Post-Bop]; FLAC (tracks)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 01 May 2019, 15:26

Artist: Jim Hall
Album: Live in Tokyo (Complete Version)
Genre: Cool, Post-Bop
Label: Paddle Wheel/King Records
Released: 1976/1991
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
  1. Billie's Bounce (Parker) - 9:08
  2. Twister (Hall-Clarke) - 4:55
  3. Secret Love (Fain-Webster) - 8:02
  4. Concierto de Aranjuez (Rodrigo) - 8:46
  5. Chelsea Bridge (Strayhorn) - 10:57
  6. St. Thomas (Rollins) - 10:38


  • Jim Hall - guitar
  • Don Thompson - bass
  • Terry Clarke - drums

One of a pair of recordings made during a tour of Japan for Paddlewheel (a subsidiary of King), the Jim Hall Trio, with bassist Don Thompson and drummer Terry Clarke, is in top form during this 1976 concert. The opener, Charlie Parker's "Billie's Bounce," is an introspective interpretation, though played with plenty of fire, while "Twister," a duo performance credited to both Hall and Clarke, may very well be an improvisation. A quiet piece like the excerpt from Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjeuz" is tailor-made for Hall's often subtle, rather understated approach to his instrument. First-rate versions of "Chelsea Bridge" and "St. Thomas" round out this highly recommended live set, which has never been issued outside of Japan nor made available on CD.
Review by Ken Dryden

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