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Jim Hall

Jim Hall was an American jazz guitarist and composer. Born in Buffalo, New York in 1930, Hall began playing guitar at a young age and later studied music at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He started his professional career in the 1950s and played with many renowned jazz musicians, including Chico Hamilton, Art Farmer, and Sonny Rollins. Hall’s style was characterized by his sophisticated harmonic approach and his ability to incorporate a wide range of musical elements, including classical and folk music, into his playing. Hall recorded numerous albums and is recognized as one of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time.

Notable Recordings :

  • The Bridge with Sonny Rollins (1962)
  • Undercurrent with Bill Evans (1962)
  • It’s Nice to Be With You (1969)
  • Where Would I Be? (1972)
  • Concierto (1975)
  • Circles (1981)
  • Jim Hall & Pat Metheny (1999)

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