Sunday, April 2, 2017

Jim Hall & Bob Brookmeyer - Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival

Jazz dialogues don't come much quieter than this veterans' meeting of former Jimmy Giuffre Trio guitarist Jim Hall (an early model for Bill Frisell and John Abercrombie, among others) and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, caught at The Hague in 1979. It is a compelling set of duo-only variations on classic low-lights standards, including "My Funny Valentine", "Body and Soul" and "In a Sentimental Mood", ending with a vivacious version of Sonny Rollins's "St Thomas" calypso. "I Hear a Rhapsody" is playful and entwined, Hall's suspended-time intro to "My Funny Valentine" ushers in a luxuriously swinging trombone solo, "Body and Soul" starts as a soft feint-and-weave that builds to a murmured groove, and "In a Sentimental Mood" displays all of Brookmeyer's melodic grace and use of the full register. Hall plays a superb, harmonically blazing chordal break on the Latin "Sweet Basil", and "St Thomas" has more bounce than you might expect from a drumless lineup. There's quite a lot of audience noise, but the impact of two such magic-touch players triumphs.
John Fordham
The Guardian, Friday 19 June 2009

Source : http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jun/19/jim-hall-bob-brookmeyer-live

Jim Hall
Bob Brookmeyer
Live at the North Sea
Jazz Festival
(1979)

Tracks

1 Skating in Central Park (Lewis)  9:58    
2 I Hear a Rhapsody (Baker, Fragos, Gasparre)  8:20    
3 My Funny Valentine (Hart, Rodgers)  8:23    
4 Body and Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour)  10:35    
5 In a Sentimental Mood (Ellington, Kurtz, Mills)  9:44    
6 Sweet Basil (Brookmeyer, Hall)  7:36    
7 Darn That Dream (DeLange, Van Heusen)  8:36    
8 St. Thomas (Rollins)  7:18

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Personnel
Bob Brookmeyer - tb
Jim Hall - g

Recorded live at the Noth Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, Holland ; July 14, 1979

15 comments:

peer57 said...

Beautiful!! They never should have switched the NSJF from The Hague to Rotterdam! Much too commercial now.

Albertito Jazz said...

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