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Concierto (CTI Records 40th Anniversary Edition)

Jim Hall

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Guitarist Jim Hall is the sort of musician who displays such technical expertise, imaginative conception, and elegance of line and phrase that almost any recording of his is worth hearing. Still, Concierto ranks among the best albums of his superb catalog. For starters, the personnel here is a jazz lover's dream come true. Paul Desmond (saxophone), Chet Baker (trumpet), Roland Hanna (piano), Ron Carter (bass), and Steve Gadd (drums) are on board, creating -- along with Hall -- one of the highest profile lineups ever put to tape. Yet Concierto is not about star power and showboating. As subtle, nuanced, and considered as any of Hall's output, the ensemble playing here demonstrates great group sensitivity and interplay, giving precedence to mood and atmosphere over powerhouse soloing. Conductor and arranger Don Sebesky evinces a chamber ambience from the sextet on "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," the smoky "The Answer Is Yes," and the Hall centerpiece "Concierto de Aranjuez."
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Concierto (CTI Records 40th Anniversary Edition)

Jim Hall

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1
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
00:07:05

C. Porter, Composer - C. Porter, Lyricist - Chet Baker, Trumpet - Creed Taylor, Producer - Danny Kadar, Mixing Engineer - David Swope, 2nd Engineer - Didier Deutsch, Re-Issue Producer - Don Sebesky, Arranger - Don Sebesky, Conductor - Jim Hall, Guitar - Jim Hall, Performer - Paul Desmond, Alto Saxophone - Roland Hanna, Piano - Ron Carter, Bass - Steve Gadd, Drums - Tom Ruff, Mastering Engineer - Tony Martell, Executive Producer

(P) 1975 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

2
Two's Blues
00:03:49

Chet Baker, Trumpet - Creed Taylor, Producer - Danny Kadar, Mixing Engineer - David Swope, 2nd Engineer - Didier Deutsch, Re-Issue Producer - Don Sebesky, Arranger - Don Sebesky, Conductor - J. Hall, Composer - J. Hall, Lyricist - Jim Hall, Guitar - Jim Hall, Performer - Paul Desmond, Alto Saxophone - Roland Hanna, Piano - Ron Carter, Bass - Steve Gadd, Drums - Tom Ruff, Mastering Engineer - Tony Martell, Executive Producer

(P) 1975 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

3
The Answer Is Yes
00:07:38

Chet Baker, Trumpet - Creed Taylor, Producer - Danny Kadar, Mixing Engineer - David Swope, 2nd Engineer - Didier Deutsch, Re-Issue Producer - Don Sebesky, Arranger - Don Sebesky, Conductor - J. Hall, Composer - J. Hall, Lyricist - Jim Hall, Guitar - Jim Hall, Performer - Paul Desmond, Alto Saxophone - Roland Hanna, Piano - Ron Carter, Bass - Rudy Van Gelder, Engineer - Steve Gadd, Drums - Tom Ruff, Mastering Engineer - Tony Martell, Executive Producer

(P) 1975 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

4
Concierto De Aranjuez
00:19:20

Chet Baker, Trumpet - Creed Taylor, Producer - Danny Kadar, Mixing Engineer - David Swope, 2nd Engineer - Don Sebesky, Arranger - Don Sebesky, Conductor - J. Rodrigo, Composer - J. Rodrigo, Lyricist - Jim Hall, Guitar - Jim Hall, Performer - Paul Desmond, Alto Saxophone - Roland Hanna, Piano - Ron Carter, Bass - Rudy Van Gelder, Engineer - Steve Gadd, Drums - Tom Ruff, Mastering Engineer

(P) 1975 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

5
Rock Skippin'
00:06:10

B. Strayhorn, Composer - B. Strayhorn, Lyricist - Chet Baker, Trumpet - Creed Taylor, Producer - Danny Kadar, Mixing Engineer - David Swope, 2nd Engineer - Didier Deutsch, Re-Issue Producer - Don Sebesky, Arranger - Don Sebesky, Conductor - E.K. Ellington, Composer - E.K. Ellington, Lyricist - Jim Hall, Guitar - Jim Hall, Performer - Paul Desmond, Alto Saxophone - Roland Hanna, Piano - Ron Carter, Bass - Steve Gadd, Drums - Tom Ruff, Mastering Engineer - Tony Martell, Executive Producer

(P) 1975 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

6
Unfinished Business
00:02:36

Chet Baker, Trumpet - Creed Taylor, Producer - Danny Kadar, Mixing Engineer - David Swope, 2nd Engineer - Didier Deutsch, Re-Issue Producer - Don Sebesky, Arranger - Don Sebesky, Conductor - J. Hall, Composer - J. Hall, Lyricist - Jim Hall, Guitar - Jim Hall, Performer - Paul Desmond, Alto Saxophone - R. Carter, Composer - R. Carter, Lyricist - Roland Hanna, Piano - Ron Carter, Bass - Steve Gadd, Drums - Tom Ruff, Mastering Engineer - Tony Martell, Executive Producer

(P) 1997 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

7
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (alt. take)
00:07:27

C. Porter, Composer - C. Porter, Lyricist - Chet Baker, Trumpet - Creed Taylor, Producer - Danny Kadar, Mixing Engineer - David Swope, 2nd Engineer - Didier Deutsch, Re-Issue Producer - Don Sebesky, Arranger - Don Sebesky, Conductor - Jim Hall, Guitar - Jim Hall, Performer - Paul Desmond, Alto Saxophone - Roland Hanna, Piano - Ron Carter, Bass - Steve Gadd, Drums - Tom Ruff, Mastering Engineer - Tony Martell, Executive Producer

(P) 1997 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

8
The Answer Is Yes (alt. take)
00:05:33

Chet Baker, Trumpet - Creed Taylor, Producer - Danny Kadar, Mixing Engineer - David Swope, 2nd Engineer - Didier Deutsch, Re-Issue Producer - Don Sebesky, Arranger - Don Sebesky, Conductor - J. Hall, Composer - J. Hall, Lyricist - Jim Hall, Guitar - Jim Hall, Performer - Paul Desmond, Alto Saxophone - Roland Hanna, Piano - Ron Carter, Bass - Steve Gadd, Drums - Tom Ruff, Mastering Engineer - Tony Martell, Executive Producer

(P) 1975 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

9
Rock Skippin' (alt. take)
00:06:03

B. Strayhorn, Composer - B. Strayhorn, Lyricist - Chet Baker, Trumpet - Creed Taylor, Producer - Danny Kadar, Mixing Engineer - David Swope, 2nd Engineer - Didier Deutsch, Re-Issue Producer - Don Sebesky, Arranger - Don Sebesky, Conductor - E.K. Ellington, Composer - E.K. Ellington, Lyricist - Jim Hall, Guitar - Jim Hall, Performer - Paul Desmond, Alto Saxophone - Roland Hanna, Piano - Ron Carter, Bass - Steve Gadd, Drums - Tom Ruff, Mastering Engineer - Tony Martell, Executive Producer

(P) 1997 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Album Description

Guitarist Jim Hall is the sort of musician who displays such technical expertise, imaginative conception, and elegance of line and phrase that almost any recording of his is worth hearing. Still, Concierto ranks among the best albums of his superb catalog. For starters, the personnel here is a jazz lover's dream come true. Paul Desmond (saxophone), Chet Baker (trumpet), Roland Hanna (piano), Ron Carter (bass), and Steve Gadd (drums) are on board, creating -- along with Hall -- one of the highest profile lineups ever put to tape. Yet Concierto is not about star power and showboating. As subtle, nuanced, and considered as any of Hall's output, the ensemble playing here demonstrates great group sensitivity and interplay, giving precedence to mood and atmosphere over powerhouse soloing. Conductor and arranger Don Sebesky evinces a chamber ambience from the sextet on "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," the smoky "The Answer Is Yes," and the Hall centerpiece "Concierto de Aranjuez."
© Anthony Tognazzini /TiVo

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