Thursday, November 1, 2018

CD Reissue of the Month - "Jim Hall: Concierto/Big Blues/Studio Trieste"

CD Reissue of the Month
Jim Hall: "Concierto/Big Blues/Studio Trieste" (CTI/BGO) 2018
Rating: ***** (music performance & sonic quality)

Original albums produced by Creed Taylor and engineered by Rudy Van Gelder
Cover Photos: Alen MacWeeney (Big Blues) and Pete Turner

"Concierto" (1975) features Jim Hall (guitar), Paul Desmond (alto sax), Chet Baker (trumpet), Roland Hanna (piano), Ron Carter (bass) and Steve Gadd (drums). Music Supervision and Arrangements: Don Sebesky
"Big Blues" (1978) features Jim Hall (guitar), Art Farmer (flugelhorn/trumpet), Mike Mainieri (vibes), Mike Moore (bass) and Steve Gadd (drums). Arranged by David Matthews
"Studio Trieste" (1982) features Jim Hall (guitar), Hubert Laws (flute), Chet Baker (trumpet), Jorge Dalto (Fender Rhodes, synthesizers), Kenny Barron (piano and Fender Rhodes), Gary King (electric bass), George Mraz (bass), Steve Gadd (drums), Sammy Figueroa (percussion, congas) and Jack Wilkins (guitar). Arranged by Don Sebesky

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