Monday, July 7, 2014

Jim Hall Trio "Jazz Guitar" 1957


I have always had a soft spot for drummerless trio recordings. I have written about Tal Farlow and Billie Bean in this format earlier. I happened to come across this Pacific Jazz album on Youtube and liked it immediately. It features Jim Hall's' debut as a leader in 1957. Jim is accompanied by Red Mtichell on bass and Carl Perkins on piano. It is very much a bebop date. A lovely album with that great 1950s vintage sound. I could not help smiling when I read one of the comments under the video: "How could such a talented jazz mofo look so much like my kid's dentist?"

Track list for the album:

01. STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY (Sampson-Webb-Goodman)
02. THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE (Ellington-Mercer)
03. THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE (Alternate Take)
04. THANKS FOR THE MEMORY (Robin-Rainger)
05. TANGERINE (Schertzinger-Mercer)
06. STELLA BY STARLIGHT (Washington-Young)
07. 9:20 SPECIAL (E.Warren)
08. DEEP IN A DREAM (Van Heusen-Burke)
09. LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING (Kern-DeSylva)
10. SEVEN COME ELEVEN (Goodman-Christian)
11. TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT (Bock-Holofcener-Weiss)

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