Monday, January 18, 2016

Jim Hall in Tokyo

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 Aranjuez" 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.
Ken Dryden

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/live-in-tokyo-mw0001245277

Jim Hall
Live in Tokyo
[Complete version]

Tracks

1 Billie's Bounce (Parker)  9:08
2 Twister (Clarke, Hall)  4:55
3 Secret Love (Fain, Webster)  8:01
4 Concierto de Aranjuez (Rodrigo)  8:45
5 Chelsea Bridge (Strayhorn)  10:57
6 St. Thomas (Rollins)  10:37

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Personnel
Jim Hall - g
Don Thompson - b
Terry Clarke - dr

Recorded at Nakano Sun-Plaza, Tokyo ; October 28, 1976

32 comments:

deGallo said...

Thank you.

ooglybong said...

oh, MY. This is simply immense! I have been looking for this album for *years* in any form and had finally ended up believing that it was pictured in places but somehow never actually quite existed. Oh, my...
MANY thanks!

rm said...

merci beaucoup

dch said...

An absolute Gem! Thanks

El Rana said...

Wow !!

Just wow !!

And thanks !!!


Pancho

Kneigh said...

Many, many thanx for this rarity, Melanchthon!! Like the others have said, an absolute gem!! I never tire of Mr. Hall.

jbl said...

As always you come up with a real tresure. Mr Hall in his career made albums for smaller labels who folded quite rapidly. Lovely to see this and I will be enjoying this a lot. Thanks Mel!

fcapeau said...

Splendid, as usual with Jim at that time (and anyway before ... and after !)

ita diegues said...

Gracias Melanchthon.

sasha said...

Great post..Great blog..'Nuff said..Many thanks.

Philo said...

Jim Hall does his usual fine job. This is a real treat.

Thanks Mel.

Wade Cottingham said...

This sounds amazing. A great companion to other releases like "Jim Hall Live" but this one has the best sound. THANK YOU for this rare post.

fusionman said...

Mel, can you re-post this one. Link is not working and I missed it.

Thanks in advance

jazzcat1228 said...

You can't have enough Jim Hall. Thank you, Mel!

Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon - provides a missing track.

flyra said...

As always rapidshare doesn't work and pushes you to buy a subscription. Unfortunately I'll pass, but thanks for the offerings!

Péter Makai said...

Continuous "traffic limit error" at rapidshare!

klf said...

Hi - could you please use another service - any service - besides rapdishare? Thanks for considering this!

Arewenotmen? said...

J'ai vraiment découvert Jim hall il y a peu et j'en suis ébloui... merci beaucoup donc !

dantzig65 said...

Uplea works great. Thanks Mel.

Fernando said...

Obrigado Mel!

adakun said...

Paco de Lucia, Miles Davis...Jim Hall; enfrentarse al "Concierto de Aranjuez" del Maestro Rodrigo, no es nada facil. Muchas gracias Mel

klf said...

Thanks very much for making this great album available via new links. I used Uplea, as well. Thanks!

Melanchthon said...

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Geoviki said...

Thanks again!

Fred Archtop said...

Thank you so much Mel.

Anonymous said...

Melanchthon,
GRACIAS...GRACIAS...GRACIAS...ENORMES por todo el JAZZ que nos ofreces.
Manuel

Blue Eyes said...

"Mon anniversaire ? Le 17 septembre, le jour où j'ai mis le "Live in Tokyo" de Jim Hall sur le site. Tu l'as vu, au fait ?" OUI! Merci beaucoup pour ce superbe album avec sa fabuleuse version du "Concierto de Aranjuez"!

AmyBRAINS said...

This album is a real gem.
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

elpeleon said...

Gracias por esta joya !!

Martín Kogan said...

Muchas gracias!!
Una consulta, ¿cuál es el password? / Which is the password?!
Gracias / Thanks!