Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Jim Hall - Live ! vol. 2-4 (Toronto '75)

"When I think about those performances, I start to smile right away. We just had do much fun ! I felt like I could try anything, and somehow it would work out OK. There were all of these unusual interruptions, like the waiters singing. We just made that part of it, and it was always funny. I remember one night on "The Way You Look Tonight", I just got a silly mood and ended on kind of a hilbilly chord, a straight A major chord or something. We all just cracked up. That was the mood of those performances.
When I had played in Canada before, I would always take a bass player with me. I had gotten to know Ed Bickert, and one time I went out to Ed's place for a jam session. Don and Terry were there. After that session I said, 'Why am I bringing musicians up here to Canada ?' And that's how we hooked up. I recommended them to Paul Desmond too, when Paul was going up there to play.
Mostly I remember how much fun it was to play with Don and Terry, and I have stayed in touch with those guys ever since. Terry has been on a whole bunch of records that I have done, including the orchestral record. Don even played piano on one of our recordings. It is a connection that has really lasted."
From the booklet
Jim Hall, April 12, 2012, New York City

Jim Hall
Live !
vol. 2-4


Cd. 1

1 How Deep is the Ocean (Berlin)  11:09
2 Emily (Mandel)  6:23
3 Valse Hot (Rollins  7:10
4 Love Letters (Young)  9:27
5 Chelsea Bridge (Strayhorn)  10:05
6 Something Tells Me (Jane Hall)  7:21
7 Fly Me to the Moon (Howard)  10:32


Cd. 2

1 Secret Love (Fain)  14:56
2 Baubles, Bangles & Beads  (Wright, Forrest)  6:24
3 In a Sentimental Mood (Ellington)  5:42
4 Star Eyes (Raye, DePaul)  10:40
5 Where Would I Be ? (Jane Hall)  7:50
6 Body and Soul (Green)  10:35
7 Careful (Hall)  7:45


Cd. 3

1 Someday my Prince will come (Churchill)  9:34
2 Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen)  12:36
3 Prelude to a Kiss (Ellington)  6:32
4 Everything I Love (Porter)  9:36
5 Blue Dove (publ. dom)  9:17
6 Embraceable You (Gershwin)/The Theme (Davis)  13:45


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

Recorded in performance at Bourbon Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ; June 11 [cd. 2] ; 12 [# cd. 1] ; 13, 1975 [# cd. 3]

I am pleased to announce the release of two new live recordings.   Live!  Vol. 2-4 features previously unreleased recordings from trio performances at Bourbon Street in Toronto, Canada. The recordings provide an additional 3 hours of music from the original Live! (Horizon) release. Featuring Don Thompson on bass and Terry Clarke on drums  Live ! Vol 2-4 was released as part of my latest Fan-Funded project. The CD case is a 150 page hardcover book with 3 audio CDs (and a fourth disc containing 24bit/48k audio files) as well as access to video and print interviews with and commentary by fellow musicians and friends such as Pat Metheny, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, saxophonist Chris Potter, bassist Scott Colley, and others.

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P.J said...

Merci infiniment Mel', tu es un roi !

greenishthing said...

je sais ce qu je vais faire demain en soignant ma grippe! merci mel!

CrunchyFrog said...

very generous and wonderful post... thanks a lot!

Adrian said...

Thanks a lot for Jim.
Please use Zyppyshare too.

SJ said...

God bless you for this post! Grazie

El Rana said...

Amazing. Thanks so much for your great effort !!


Kneigh said...

Many, Many thanx for this great Hall set, Melanchthon!! Just never get enough of his great style, and this is a super live set!!

jazzcat1228 said...

Awesome share Mel! Jim and the band were on fire during these recordings. Everything sounds great.

Federico Federico said...

hola, me podrias pasar la contraseña de este disco.
mucgas gracias.

Blue Eyes said...

J'ai cet album, un must! Jim Hall est au sommet de son art à cette époque, il excelle particulèrement dans ces sessions au Canada (son style est complètement abouti!)...mais sais-tu qu'il y a 6 bonus tracks?...regarde ici:

Melanchthon said...

Oui, Blue Eyes, merci... Si tu ne les as pas d'ores et déjà, dis-le moi, je te les enverrai... Dommage qu'on n'en dispose pas en flac.
Un grand merci, encore une fois, pour ton superbe post sur JazzyBlues. Sa version de "Little Waltz" est absolument superbe. Je l'écoute en boucle depuis hier... Jim Hall était un géant. ("Jim Hall in Berlin" est mon disque favori depuis toujours, je ne puis m'en lasser)
Bonne année à toi.

Blue Eyes said...

Merci à toi Melanchthon! j'ai maintenant les mp3, pas de problème...oui, "Jim Hall In Berlin" est un superbe album aussi! et comme tu le dis, Jim Hall était un géant! un musicien avant d'être un simple joueur de guitare!

Blue Eyes said...

...peux-tu me dire le jour de ton anniversaire? ;-) merci d'avance!

Melanchthon 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 ?

Blue Eyes said...

Non, mais je vais jeter un oeil! y a tellement de trésors cachés dans ton blog! :)merci bien,...ok, le 17 sept. c'est noté! ;

jazzalame said...

incroyable de trouver des merveilles pareilles, je suis un grand vénérateur de JH depuis longtemps! mais je suis un peu bloqué, je n'arrive pas à récupérer les fichiers, et live in tokyo est modepassé ... hum comment fait on ?

Unknown said...

Wow thanks for reposting this Melanchthon!What a great set!

AmyBRAINS said...


Arewenotmen? said...

Un très grand merci une fois de plus !

sikes said...

Hi Mel, soory, but may i ask you to repost this again, thanks so much

Fred Archtop said...

magnifique. Merci Mel.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

francisco santos said...

BIG THX !...

Otis Foster said...

Marvelous melanchthon - thanks.

moha said...

a wonderful addition, thank you Mel!

kristophermc28 said...

Nice! Thanks Mel.

Unknown said...

Hi Mel, sorry to ask but any chance you could repost again? Thank you!

Melanchthon said...


Cd. 1

Cd. 2

Cd. 3

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

zoltanzylox said...

Thanks Mel! Great stuff!

sotise said...

beautiful share thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jazz Padd said...

Wow, this is great. Thanks very much.

Kovina Kris said...

Fantastic post Mel!

nikos said...

Great one, many thanks!

Historicus said...

Great thnaks a lot!

cvllos said...

Thaqnks, Melanchthon! JH with those Canadian masters...Wow!!!

Sandflyer said...

Another brilliant post (even if only mono!) Many, many thanks. :-)