Friday, May 19, 2017

Jim Hall - Jazz Impressions of Japan

Recorded a few days after his 1976 Live in Tokyo, Jim Hall is once again joined by bassist Don Thompson and drummer Terry Clarke for a studio session which sticks strictly to original compositions. "Light," credited to all three musicians, is a very intricate bop line which demonstrates how well they interact with one another. Hall revisits two older works, the always creative blues "Careful" (easily his best-known song), and the mellow waltz "Young One, for Debra," written for his daughter, which features the guitarist in a duo with Thompson on piano. Thompson wrote the pretty ballad "Two Special People" and remains on piano for this duet with the leader. The final track, "Something for Now," is a typically soft-spoken but very lyrical Hall composition played as a solo...
Ken Dryden

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gnfoxq80ldfe

Jim Hall

Jazz Impressions
of Japan
(KICJ 8023)

Tracks

1 Light (Clarke, Hall, Thompson)  6:53
2 Careful (Hall)  6:18
3 Kyoto Bells (Hall)  8:33
4 Without Words (Hall)  2:26
5 Echo (Hall)  6:41
6 Young One, For Debra (Hall)  5:56
7 Two Special People (Thompson)  3:00
8 Something for Now (Hall)  2:33


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

Recorded at King Records #2 Studio, Tokyo ; November 1, 1976

24 comments:

yewsta said...

Thank you.

wightdj said...

Beautiful post, thanks.

j_laav said...

cheers bro!

zeta said...

thanks for another beautiful disc!

Loula said...

Thank You for this rare post, Mel.

jpo said...

holy shit-- never thought id see this,,, and high quality!
thankls and awesome blog boss!
jpo
nyc

velobrewer said...

I saw this once in the record shop years ago and thought I had missed it forever. If it's even close to "Jim Hall - Live" on A&M Horizon it's gonna be a gem. Thanks.

woolfnotes said...

Sorry to be a pest but I can't get at this one. The text file opened but the next.7Z file asked for a password which I can't seem to locate.........

Baruch said...

PW - melanchthon

Blue Eyes said...

Fantastic session with Jim Hall! Thank you very much Melanchthon for posting this album !

cvllos said...

Me too want to thanks too much for one of my favorites jazz guitar.
Youy keep on the higher level your posts, Mel!
Congrats!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much. Great post!

rm said...

Many thanks!!

L.O.L. said...

Thanks:)

deGallo said...

Thank you very much for this upgrade.

Pernath said...

Jim Hall is always a gift. Thanks Mel!

ooglybong said...

Oh my word. What a rare find. Thank you so much for sharing this.

If you have it, is there any chance of posting the mentioned 1976 "Live in Tokyo" LP? TIA. :-)

Chris Doering said...

Thanks for this beautiful album - so hard to find!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this!

Melanchthon said...

http://www36.zippyshare.com/v/wrPUSgHF/file.html
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Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

Geoviki said...

Two of my favorite things - Japan and Jim Hall! Thanks.

Malaspina said...

Thanks Mel.

rambert said...

Never heard of this one. Looking forward to checking it out. Thanks!