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Live At The North Sea Jazz Festival, 1979
Jim Hall, Bob Brookmeyer
Live At The North Sea Jazz Festival, 1979
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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The lucid and luminous guitarist Jim Hall is no stranger to the duet setting: over his career, he's waxed duo albums with piano (Bill Evans in the 1960s), bass (Ron Carter in the 1970s), and second guitar (most notably on ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jim Hall, Bob Brookmeyer
Title: Live At The North Sea Jazz Festival, 1979
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Challenge
Original Release Date: 4/6/1999
Release Date: 4/6/1999
Album Type: Live, Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop, Adult Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 608917006322

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The lucid and luminous guitarist Jim Hall is no stranger to the duet setting: over his career, he's waxed duo albums with piano (Bill Evans in the 1960s), bass (Ron Carter in the 1970s), and second guitar (most notably on 1999's record with Pat Metheny. Hall's also no stranger to valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, a co-collaborator in Jimmy Giuffre's late-1950s trio. On this 1979 date, the pair seems liberated by the absence of a rhythm section--twisting and turning the songs at a moment's notice--yet shows great discipline in being able to maintain cohesiveness. On "I Hear a Rhapsody," the two weave stunning improvisations around each other, while on "In a Sentimental Mood," Hall leaves Brookmeyer sufficient room for his rippling runs. They challenge themselves with Sonny Rollins's "St. Thomas," a tune that relies heavily on its rhythmic impulse, and they succeed thanks to Hall's miraculous chord work, which deconstructs and rebuilds the song piece by piece. --Marc Greilsamer

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Perfect Setting for Brookmeyer
07/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Alot of times, eliminating the volume of a full rhythm section can open up a great deal of doors for the improviser. In this duo setting, Brookmeyer thrives with a wonderfully relaxed tone and feel. His long, lyrical lines are truly enjoyable and a definite representation of his immense artistry on the horn. In fact, his extended lines are nothing short of astonishing. I highly reccomend this recording along with Brookmeyer's other duo outing with Mads Vinding."