Sweet photos from last weeks show at Cooler Ranch NB! Photo Cred: Dan Bassini
Jazz guitarist, composer and arranger Jim Hall died on Tuesday in his sleep. He was 83. Hall was known for a subtle, lyrical playing style, a gift for innovation, and collaborations with a host of talented musicians in a career that stretched over seven decades. Critic Andrew Gilbert called Hall “one of jazz’s most respected improvisers, an artist who wields his guitar like a paintbrush, shaping and shading each note to achieve just the right hue and texture.”
Hall played guitar as a teenager and got a degree in music theory in 1955. He was an original member of the Chico Hamilton Quintet, and his 1962 album with saxophonist Sonny Rollins, The Bridge created a stir in the jazz world. Hall went on to play with many other artists, including Bill Evans, Paul Desmond and Ella Fitzgerald and influenced a generation of jazz guitarists. In 2004 he earned a Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was still performing as recently as this summer. Terry spoke to Jim Hall near Christmas time in 1989.
Today, we revisit that interview.
image via Chicago Reader
just listened to the original clash song that mia sampled in paper planes and her version is so much better
Feudalism’s video for America’s Oldest Brewery. For fans of Kenneth Anger and Georges Melies,
Elevation of the main entrance of the new Sessions House for the Corporation of the City of London, London