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Jim Hall

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Skating In Central Park Bill Evans, Jim Hall 05:17
Concierto De Aranjuez Jim Hall 19:20
My Funny Valentine Bill Evans, Jim Hall 05:19
Darn That Dream Bill Evans, Jim Hall 05:05
All Across The City Bill Evans, Jim Hall 04:50
Pavane for a Dead Princess Art Farmer, Jim Hall 10:52
Unfinished Business Jim Hall 02:36
Stairway To The Stars Bill Evans, Jim Hall 05:38
Romain Bill Evans, Jim Hall 05:18
Dream Gypsy Bill Evans, Jim Hall 04:34

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You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Two's Blues
The Answer Is Yes
Concierto De Aranjuez

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Playlists & music by Jim Hall

Cover of playlist Sleep Sleep 60 tracks - 101 072 fans
Cover of playlist Chill, Jazz & Lounge Chill, Jazz & Lounge 114 tracks - 16 136 fans
Cover of playlist Regreso a los 60 Regreso a los 60 152 tracks - 72 fans
Cover of playlist 100% Pat Metheny 100% Pat Metheny 50 tracks - 1 609 fans
Cover of playlist JAZZ HYGGE JAZZ HYGGE 90 tracks - 62 fans
Cover of playlist ジャズ100年のヒット曲 ジャズ100年のヒット曲 60 tracks - 78 fans
Cover of playlist Trompetistas Trompetistas 31 tracks - 156 fans
Cover of playlist Nancy Jazz Pulsations since 1973 Nancy Jazz Pulsations since 1973 261 tracks - 68 fans
Cover of playlist JAZZ KLASSIKERE JAZZ KLASSIKERE 121 tracks - 20 fans
Cover of playlist ジャズ100年の歴史 ジャズ100年の歴史 60 tracks - 76 fans
Cover of playlist Nancy Jazz Pulsations since 1973 Nancy Jazz Pulsations since 1973 261 tracks - 44 fans

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Biography

Jazz guitarist, composer, and arranger Jim Hall was born in Buffalo, New York on December 4, 1930. He was one of the most innovative guitarists in jazz and continued to work on his craft until his death. Raised in a family of musicians, he received a guitar for Christmas when he was 10 years old. When he was 13, he heard a Benny Goodman album featuring guitarist Charlie Christian and his life was forever changed. Hall’s music career began in 1956 when he moved to Los Angeles, California and studied classical guitar with Vicente Gómez. He played in Chico Hamilton’s quintet between 1955 and ’56, joining Jimmy Giuffre’s band from 1957 to 1960. During this time, he recorded his 1957 debut album Jazz Guitar. In the late ‘50s, he began teaching at the Lenox School of Jazz as well as touring with Jazz at the Philharmonic. He began working as a sideman with dozens of artists including Ben Webster, Ruby Braff, Bob Brookmeyer, Buddy Collette, Paul Desmond, John Lewis, and many others. He moved to New York in 1960 and continued playing alongside more jazz greats, recording and performing with Sonny Rollins, Lee Konitz, Stan Getz, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans, Art Farmer, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, and more. While he had recorded collaborations with others, he didn’t release his second proper solo album until 1969’s It’s Nice to Be with You. Subsequent solo albums in his catalog included Where Would I Be? (1971), Circles (1981), Subsequently (1992), and By Arrangement (1998). With over three dozen studio releases as leader or co-leader, over a dozen live albums, more than 20 compilations and numerous albums as a sideman, Hall was a prolific artist. Over his career, he received numerous awards including the New York Jazz Critics Award for Best Jazz Composer/Arranger (1997), the Danish Jazzpar Prize (1998), the Choc de l’année Award (in 2005 and ’06), Downbeat Music Magazine, and many more. Jim Hall died on December 10, 2013 at the age of 83.