Friday, August 18, 2017

Jim Hall - Circles

Most of the music on this date (which emphasizes group originals) features guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Don Thompson and drummer Terry Clarke. The versatile Thompson switches to piano for a duet with Hall on "Circles" and on a quartet version (with Rufus Reid on bass) of "My Heart Sings." Nothing all that exciting or unexpected occurs during the CD reissue (which adds an additional song to the original LP), but virtually all of Hall's recordings (which tend to be harmonically sophisticated and quietly subtle) are worth acquiring.
Scott Yanow

Jim Hall


1 (All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings (Blanvillain, Herpin, Rome)  6:10
2 Love Letters (Heyman, Young)  7:00
3 Down from Antigua (Hall)  6:38
4 Echo (Hall)  3:26
5 I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin)  4:41
6 T.C. Blues (Clarke)  4:04
7 Circles (Thompson)  6:43
8 Aruba (Hall)  6:08


Jim Hall - g
Don Thompson - p & b
Terry Clarke - dr
Rufus Reid - b [# 1 only]

Recorded at Soundmixers, New York City ; March 1981


lcbriza said...

Thanks for sharing this album.

velobrewer said...

Jim Hall, Terry Clarke, and Don Thompson -- a great little trio. Everything recording issued by this trio has been great. what's not to like? Thank you.

cba said...

Ok let us see what has Yanow to say about this:
Mention of the featured musicians (interesting);

The CD has previously unreleased material (We, bastars can not read it on the cover);

"Nothing all that exciting or unexpected occurs during the CD"

Forget it Melocoton you blog is too good for such stuff.

Thanks for the music


deGallo said...

Thank you. Nice!

Fernando said...

Thank you for reup this one!

Kovina Kris said...

Have this on a "Storyteller" 2fer and it's great stuff as always from Mr. Hall.

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

Melanchthon said...

Jazz Padd said...

Thank you!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much Mel!!

Jazzfun said...

Thanks Mel.