Sunday, January 31, 2016

Charlie Haden & Jim Hall

On September 30, the newly reactivated impulse! label released Charlie Haden-Jim Hall, a previously-unreleased recording of a stunning duo performance by these two recently departed masters at the 1990 Montreal International Jazz Festival.  impulse! is a division of Universal Music France which is distributed by Blue Note Records in the U.S.
“This album documents a rarified journey,” writes pianist Ethan Iverson in the album’s liner notes. “Charlie Haden and Jim Hall knew each for over a half century, played more than a few concerts together, and shared many ideals, but this is their first concert-length recording. It is a major addition to the discography of both artists.”
Upon hearing the recording guitarist Pat Metheny remarked “What a treat it is to hear two of my heroes and my two favorite personal duet partners playing in a setting like this ! This is a recording for the ages.”
At first this might seem an unusual pairing the dean of the avant-garde bass and a fellow that defined mainstream jazz guitar — but Charlie Haden and Jim Hall shared much common ground. Besides the decades of jazz history they each walked on stage with on July 2, 1990, they also both proved themselves to be masters of the Art of the Duo over the course of their illustrious careers: Haden with Metheny, Keith Jarrett, Ornette Coleman, Alice Coltrane, Kenny Barron, and more ; Hall with Metheny, Bill Evans, Ron Carter, and George Shearing, among others. Together Haden and Hall bring thundering intimacy and gentle envelope-pushing on this profound series of duos.
Haden and Hall had something else in common as well, an earthiness that grounded whatever they’re doing, something that gives a listener something to hold onto. Haden’s background in folk music is never far away, just as shades of the blues and even folk-like simplicity are within Hall’s approach. Both gents swing — Haden with that big, pliant, supple, buoyant sound, Hall with those lithe, carefully considered lines and often crystalline notes.

Source : http://www.bluenote.com/news/impulse-presents-charlie-haden-jim-hall

Charlie Haden
Jim Hall

Tracks

1 Bemsha Swing (Monk, Best)  8:32
2 First Song (Haden)  8:52
3 Turnaround (Coleman)  9:32
4 Body & Soul (Green, Heyman, Sour)  11:14
5 Down From Antigua (Hall)  12:04
6 Skylark (Carmichael, Mercer)  9:22
7 Big Blues (Hall)  9:19
8 In The Moment (Haden)  7:04

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Jim Hall - g
Charlie Haden - b

Recorded at the Montreal International Jazz Festival live ; July 2, 1990

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

i've been looking forward to hearing this one. many thanks!

deGallo said...

Very nice! Thank you.

anon'n'on said...

too bad they are both gone before it's release,thanks

gregoriograzi said...

Thanks for this. Very special.

zero said...

Thanks. A beautiful way to extend the commemoration of Haden's work.

ooglybong said...

What a wonderful collaboration, a valuable contribution to the art, and a fitting tribute to two masters. Thanks for the alert of sharing here; this is definitely one I'll be buying soon. :-)

stringbender said...

Wow - this is a treat! Many thanks.

Scoredaddy said...

very nice!

headman said...

Welcome back, Mel... I was beginning to think you'd closed the site.

Thanks for yet another wonderful share.

hcb said...

nice to see you back. and thanks!

jbl said...

Lovely to see you back Mel. I missed your posts a lot. I have a 3 track boot from this concert, so great to get the rest in better quality. Lovely stuff.

jazzwallah said...

Great to see you back.You were certainly missed by me,
Jazzwallah

Dolphing Mings said...
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Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks Melanchthon, happy to see you again

adakun said...

Por momentos pense que el blog habia desaparecido, es una enorme alegria teneros de vuelta. Muchas gracias Mel.

ita diegues said...

Gracias Melanchthon.

Ананасий Непитин said...

what a cruel misunderstanding has happened to this concert...
such a treasure hidden from eyes and ears for a long 24 years...

thanks, Mel.
your efforts worth praise.

merci beaucoup!

TEO said...

Thanks very much Mel!!!!
A real masterpiece!!!!!

Blue Eyes said...

Encore un grand merci à toi, Melanchthon pour ce nouvel album avec ces deux géants, un trésor inestimable! quel superbe version de "First Song"!

P.S Désolé, j'ai complètement oublié ton anniversaire (Le 17 septembre)...mea culpa...

rm said...

merci beaucoup

borodinjs said...

muchas gracias

Jazzsoulman said...

welcome back + thank you

Philo said...

Another wonderful jazz obscurity. Thanks Mel. I'm really enjoying the music.

Anonymous said...

What a relief to have you back! Thanks for sharing this beautiful concert. Aloha from Hulaboy.

picoso said...

Muchas gracias por compartir, gran trabajo.

Dolphing Mings said...

Muchas gracias dude !
God bless you !

Jazzman said...

Très fort, Mel !
Je viens de recevoir le CD commandé aujourd'hui seulement...
Effectivement, la qualité est bien meilleure que mon bootleg sur cassette.
Encore, merci pour ces partages !
Peut-être pourrais-tu mettre à disposition le Donald Byrd + Barney Wilen "Jazz in Camera" que je t'ai envoyé il y a quelques temps ?

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.
Welcome back.

Paul Brigg said...

Many thanks -- very happy to see you're back (again!).

JazzMat said...

Melanchthon, your blog is the best over the internet!!

Wilfrido Pitalúa Cañate said...

Moi, comme tout le monde, j'avais peur de ne plus vous retrouver. Merci d'être toujours là.

jazzcat1228 said...

Outstanding! Thank you for sharing Mel.

Dr. Wu said...

Looks very good, thanks.

dantzig65 said...

Not just good... It is indispensable! Like Sic Vos Non Vobis.

Melanchthon said...

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Bluenote said...

Thanks Mel... lovin' it

jose arboleda said...

Muchas Gracias.

Tom+Jerry said...

Thanks mel!!

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice album
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Phryx said...

How do I unzip them now? After I remove the .001/2/3 and it's just a .7z it says the files are corrupt?

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!