Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jim Hall - Youkali

Guitarist Jim Hall gets the late-period Creed Taylor CTI treatment on the generally rewarding Youkali set. Extensive overdubbing was used so Chet Baker (who died in 1988) magically appears on three of the six selections. Also teamed with Hall on some numbers are Grover Washington, Jr. (on soprano and tenor), Donald Harrison on soprano, the wordless vocals of Carmen Cuesta (on "Youkali"), a brass section, and various other instruments arranged by Jim Pugh and Don Sebesky. Through it all, Hall plays quite tastefully as usual. The six songs ("Youkali" is a lesser-known Kurt Weill tune and Hall composed the moody "All Across the City") are superior, the arrangements work well, and the guitarist makes all of this work quite worthwhile. 
Scott Yanow


Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/youkali-mw0000078211

Jim Hall
Youkali

Tracks

1 Youkali (Weill) 9:37
2 Django (Lewis) 10:05
3 Skylark (Carmichael, Mercer) 9:25
4 All Blues (Davis) 10:02
5 Malagueña (Lecuona) 9:29
6 All Across the City* (Hall) 6:14



Personnel 
[# 1]
Hubert Laws - fl  (edited out)
Jim Hall - g
Steve Gadd  - dr  (edited out)
Sammy Figueroa - perc (edited out)

with others unknown.

Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; March & April 1982
Lew Soloff, Bob Millikan - tp
Jim Pugh - tb & arr
Dave Taylor - b-tb
Grover Washington, Jr. - ss
Ted Rosenthal - synth
Chuck Loeb & Ira Siegel - g
Francisco Centeno - b
Dave Weckl - dr
Bashiri Johnson - perc
Carmen Cuesta - vc
Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; December 1991 &  January 1992
[# 2]

Same as above, except Kenny Barron - el-p, is added ; & Don Sebesky - arr.
Recorded same date & place as above
Bob Millikan, Larry Lunetta - flhrn
Jim Pugh - tb & arr
Dave Taylor - b-tb
Donald Harrison - ss
Chuck Loeb - g
Mark Egan - b
Dave Weckl - dr
Bashiri Johnson - perc
Recorded same date & place as above
[# 3]

Chet Baker - tp
Roland Hanna - p
Larry Coryell - g (edited out)
Rufus Reid - b (edited out)

Jimmy Madison - dr
Don Sebesky - arr.
Recorded same place as above ; June & July 1982
Lew Soloff, Bob Millikan, Byron Stripling - tp
Keith O'Quinn - tb
Dave Taylor - b-tb
Matt Finders - tub
John Clark - frhrn
Ted Rosenthal - p - (intro)
unknown - g

Jim Pugh - arr. 
Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; December 1991 &  January 1992
[# 4]
Chet Baker - flhrn
Hubert Laws - fl (edited out)
Jorge Dalto - keybrd (edited out)

Jack Wilkins - g
Gary King - el-b (edited out)
Steve Gadd - dr (edited out)
Sammy Figueroa - perc (edited out)
Don Sebesky - arr.

Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; March & April 1982
Bob Millikan, Larry Lunetta - tp
Jim Pugh - t-tb & arr
Dave Taylor - b-tb
Grover Washington, Jr. - ts & ss
Ted Rosenthal - p & synth
Chuck Loeb - g
Mark Egan - b
Dave Weckl - dr
Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: December 1991 & January 1992
[# 5]

Jorge Dalto - keybrd (edited out)
Jim Hall - g
Gary King - el-b (edited out)
Steve Gadd - dr (edited out)
Sammy Figueroa - perc (edited out)
Don Sebesky - arr.

Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; March & April 1982

Bob Millikan, Larry Lunetta - tp
Jim Pugh - t-tb & arr.
Dave Taylor - b-tb
Grover Washington, Jr. - ts & ss
Ted Rosenthal - p & synth
Chuck Loeb - g
Mark Egan - b
Dave Weckl - dr
Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; December 1991 & January 1992
[# 6]

Same as [# 1]. Same place & Date
Lew Soloff, Bob Millikan, Byron Stripling - tp
Dave Taylor - b-tb
Matt Finers - tub
John Clark - frhrn
Ted Rosenthal - p
Chuck Loeb - g
Mark Egan - b
Danny Gottlieb - dr
Jim Pugh - arr.
Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: December 1991 & January 1992


Note:
The March and April, 1982, recordings are from the STUDIO TRIESTE sessions. The June and July*, 1982, recordings are from the GERSHWIN CARMICHAEL CATS sessions.
 

See also
http://www.dougpayne.com/ctid8496.htm#youkali

11 comments:

Collectionist said...

I noticed that the tracks are not separated out, but in 1 large flac file. Mediamonkey does not seem to be able to separate all of the tracks. I have just 1 large Youkali track. How do separate out the tracks?

Adrian said...

The links are dead.
Will you please....?

Melanchthon said...

http://www.embedupload.com/?d=2CDSIJKUKY

LaroSwing said...

Thank you again and again for your fantastic sharing.

jbl said...

Wonderful Jim Hall album which got lost by the second demise of CTI. Can remember when it came out, but never saw it in any record shop. Thanks Mel, you're great!

deGallo said...

Thank you for this upgrade.

jose arboleda said...

Muchas Gracias.

adakun said...

Youkali, Malagueña... esto suena muy bien. Thank you Mel

TEO said...

Thanks very much Mel!!!
This cd is new to me and smell a little bit easy...but...Jim Hall is still Jim Hall!!!!

pedro gamundi said...

Gracias

Chris Doering said...

Please please upload this to zippyshare - would love to hear it!