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Something Special
Jim Hall
Something Special
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Jim Hall
Title: Something Special
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Music Masters Jazz
Release Date: 10/12/1993
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop, Adult Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016126510521

CD Reviews

A Masterpiece
Joel S. Schneider | San Francisco | 05/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This recording is aptly named. It is, indeed, "Something Special". Every track is a complete gem: beautiful compositions, great interaction, marvelous solos and musicality on the highest level. On top of all this, the sound quality is perfection. What an incredible sense of space and maturity in this music. Jim Hall is a genius of the subtle and "quiet fire". A very young Larry Goldings is a revelation here, playing piano only, and making one forget totally about his mastery of the B3. There's no drums, just guitar, piano and bass and sublime musical balance. I never tire of this music and I encourage any lover of timeless art to get this cd while you still can. It's worth the money - every last penny."
Get it while you can!
G. Case | Indianapolis, IN United States | 09/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I found this at a used cd store for 3 bucks. I figured, "how bad can it be?" After all, we're talking Jim Hall here. Not exactly a lightweight. The title track is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful things you will hear in you life. The melody to Up for Air is like a Zen meditiation. It took me a while, but I can appreciate every tune on this record now. And I like it more all the time. The more time passes the more confident I am Jim Hall doesn't have a bad recording. He is one of the most important guitarists ever. Ever. I studied classical and all that too. Ever. If you don't own "Concierto" and "Live" get those. I just got "Live" and it is awesome. Hope you can pick this up for less than $25 but it's worth so much more than that."
Little known gem in the Jim Hall archives
Carmelo Bonefini | 06/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This trio date with Larry Goldings on piano and Steve LaSpina on bass displays all of Jim Hall's brilliance as a songwriter and an absolute virtuoso on guitar. The interplay is wondrous between these musicians. Jim's subtle style can both carry a song as well as provide perfect accompaniment. One of my favorite jazz recordings among an archive of 2,000+. Don't hesitate to get this out-of-print recording if you can find it. Jim Hall is a national treasure!"