Friday, May 15, 2015

Jim Hall - All Across the City

Jim Hall's successful blend of contemporary and mainstream jazz should appeal to both camps on this well-crafted CD. Hall displays the subtle quiet lyricism that makes his guitar sound instantly identifiable. Gil Goldstein is a perfect choice on keyboards, because he uses synthesizer only to color rather than overpower a song, while avoiding schmaltz. Both "Beja-Flor" and the title track benefit from his contributions. Though his piano is frequently in the background, it matches Hall's hushed, effective guitar lines. Bassist Steve LaSpina and drummer Terry Clarke frequently lay out during the introductions and then enter to add either gentle shadings or full steam, if needed. One of Jim Hall's best CDs.
Ken Dryden

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/all-across-the-city-r157731

Jim Hall
All Across the City

Tracks

1 Beija-Flor (Cavaquinho, Silva, Tomaz)  6:32
2 Bemsha Swing (Monk, Best)  5:13
3 Prelude to a Kiss (Ellington, Gordon, Mills)  4:51
4 Young One (For Debra) (Hall)  4:27
5 R.E.M. State (Goldstein)  5:34
6 Jane (Hall)  4:59
7 All Across the City (Hall)  5:32
8 Drop Shot (Hall)  5:33
9 How Deep Is the Ocean ? (Berlin)  3:29
10 Something Tells Me (Jane Hall)  5:00
11 Big Blues (Hall)  6:25

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Personnel
Jim Hall - g
Gil Goldstein - p
Steve LaSpina - b
Terry Clarke - dr

Recorded at Penny Lane Studios New York City ; May 1989

11 comments:

cephus said...

quality!!!

salience said...

Nice!

upkerry14 said...

The opening tune is just gorgeous.

Bill

Tiny Ewell said...

Thanks - looking forward to listening to this one!

pedro gamundi said...

Gracias.

fcapeau said...

Great post, Mel ..... once more ! Many thanks

jazzcat1228 said...

Very nice! Thank you, Mel.

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danair said...

Thanks very much Mel missed this last time out.

deGallo said...

Great jazz here! Thank you.

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