Jim Hall Trio Feat. Tom Harrell - These Rooms
Artist:Jim Hall - Tom Harrell
Format: CD 1
Recorded at Sorcerer Sound, New York City on February 9-10, 1988
Style: Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Modal
Source: Original CD
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1 With A Song In My Heart 8:22 Written-By - R. Rodgers - L. Hart
2 Cross Court 5:11 written-By - J. Hall
3 Something Tells Me 5:10 Written-By - J. Hall
4 Bimini 9:19 Written-By - J. Hall
5 All Too Soon 4:00 Written-By - C. Sigman , D. Ellington
6 These Rooms 11:25 Written-By - J. Hall
7 Darn That Dream 4:03 Written-By - E.D. Lange, J. Van Heusen
8 My Funny Valentine 6:22 Written-By - R. Rodgers - L. Hart
9 Where Or When 5:49 Written-By - R. Rodgers - L. Hart
10 From Now On 7:04 Written-By - T. Harrell
Guitar - Jim Hall
Flugelhorn - Tom Harrell (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 10)
Trumpet - Tom Harrell (tracks: 6)
Bass - Steve LaSpina
Drums - Joey Baron
James Stanley Hall (born December 4, 1930, Buffalo, New York) is an American Jazz guitarist
Educated at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Hall moved to Los Angeles where he began to attract national, and then international, attention in the late 1950s. There he studied classic guitar with Vincente Gómez.
He played with Chico Hamilton Quintet, (1955–1956), Jimmy Giuffre Trio (1956–1959), Ella Fitzgerald (1960–1961), Ben Webster, Hampton Hawes, Bob Brookmeyer, John Lewis, Zoot Sims, Paul Desmond, Lee Konitz and Bill Evans. By 1960 Jim had arrived in New York to work with Sonny Rollins and Art Farmer, among others. His live and recorded collaborations there with Bill Evans, Paul Desmond and Ron Carter have become legendary.
Formal recognition as a composer came in 1997, when Hall won the New York Jazz Critics Circle Award for Best Jazz Composer/Arranger. His pieces for string, brass, and vocal ensembles can be heard on his Textures and By Arrangement recordings. His original composition, Quartet Plus Four, a piece for jazz quartet augmented by the Zapolski string quartet, was debuted in Denmark during the concert and ceremony where he was awarded the coveted Jazzpar Prize, and later released on CD.
His most recent large-scale composition was a concerto for guitar and orchestra, commissioned by Towson University in Maryland for The First World Guitar Congress, which was debuted in June 2004 with the Baltimore Symphony. He was awarded an NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship award in January 2004. In November, 2008 the double-disc album Hemispheres was released through the ArtistShare label featuring fellow guitarist and former student Bill Frisell with Scott Colley (bass) and Joey Baron (drums).
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 why 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 fluegelhorn), 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. The well-conceived arrangement of "Where or When," which Hall dedicated to Basie guitarist Freddie Green (who died the year prior to the sessions), proves to be the most captivating track, with its understated yet consummately swinging air. Hall contributed the tense "Cross Court," a smoking post-bop vehicle, a pulsing calypso written originally for his 1985 Montreux concert with Michel Petrucciani and Wayne Shorter, as well as the haunting ballad "These Rooms," which opens with Harrell's melancholy unaccompanied trumpet solo, and has an abstract solo by the leader. "Something Tells Me" is a lovely bittersweet ballad by Jane Hall (Jim's wife, a talented composer whose work he has often recorded), featuring Hall and Harrell. Hall's unaccompanied take of Duke Ellington's "All Too Soon" makes one wonder why he has never recorded a entire CD of guitar solos. This out of print CD is destined to become a collectible.