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Obit: Jim Hall - guitar great - 11.12.2013

Will Fly 13 Dec 13 - 01:34 PM
G-Force 13 Dec 13 - 01:49 PM
Dave Ruch 13 Dec 13 - 03:21 PM
MartinRyan 13 Dec 13 - 03:45 PM
Roger the Skiffler 14 Dec 13 - 05:58 AM
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Subject: Obit: Jim Hall - guitar great - 11.12.13
From: Will Fly
Date: 13 Dec 13 - 01:34 PM

I couldn't be sure if this had already been covered in a thread, but one of the great modern jazz guitarists, Jim Hall, died a couple of days ago, aged 83.

I had the pleasure of seeing him many, many years ago, and was knocked out by his fluency and tone. "The Train And The River" with the Jimmy Giuffre Trio was superb.

RIP Jim.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Hall - guitar great - 11.12.13
From: G-Force
Date: 13 Dec 13 - 01:49 PM

By coincidence, our U3A jazz appreciation group played one of his tracks today. By all accounts a fine musician and a splendid bloke.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Hall - guitar great - 11.12.13
From: Dave Ruch
Date: 13 Dec 13 - 03:21 PM

Jim Hall talked about "the magic moment" in one of his writings, and I've never forgotten it. He was sitting in his kitchen early one winter morning, writing about the freshly fallen snow that had come down overnight and the fact that there were no animal or human tracks through it yet - - just a blank canvas. He compared that to the moment that a performer first walks out on stage, before a single note has been played or sung. Nobody knows what's going to happen next. That, he said (paraphrasing), is "the magic moment", and it's up to you (the performer) what you do with it.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Hall - guitar great - 11.12.13
From: MartinRyan
Date: 13 Dec 13 - 03:45 PM

Yes - "The Train and the River" was a great favourite of mine, also.
RIP

Regards


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Hall - guitar great - 11.12.13
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 05:58 AM

..also a fan- and yes... The Train and the River (on LP and since copied to CD) has been in my collection since I started buying records. A college friend (subsequently best man at my wedding and we still meet a couple of times a year)had the record and it knocked me out and I had to have my own copy.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Hall - guitar great - 11.12.13
From: Nick
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 07:14 AM

One of my favourites was All Across the City with just Bill Evans - if you have spotify - http://open.spotify.com/track/2mBhjrZXSOoDxVRBUU3TW0 - lovely the two playing together


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Hall - guitar great - 11.12.13
From: GUEST,John Foxen
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 07:26 AM

An inspirational guitarist. I particularly love the Interplay album with Bill Evans and the duets with Pat Metheny.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Hall - guitar great - 11.12.13
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 08:15 AM

great inspirational player much missed


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Hall - guitar great - 11.12.13
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 09:09 AM

I've never warmed to Jim's playing, but I recently discovered the following Youtube clip, and I really love his playing here!

Jim has the blues!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Hall - guitar great - 11.12.13
From: Bob Hitchcock
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 09:36 AM

One of the great players to be sure. I loved the work he recorded with Paul Desmond and with Bill Evans, a very fluid and expressive guitarist. I could listen to him play all day.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Hall - guitar great - 11.12.13
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 09:43 AM

Been listening to Jim on Spotify since I heard this sad news. I think he and Bill Evans and Miles kind of ushered in a "new" cool era. I like a lot of his stuff but am especially partial to his playing with Paul Desmond. Ham and Eggs.RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Hall - guitar great - 11.12.13
From: fat B****rd
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 02:21 PM

Yes. The Train and the River !!. Lovely player. RIP Mr. Hall


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Subject: RE: Obit: Jim Hall - guitar great - 11.12.13
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 14 Dec 13 - 02:52 PM

Bill Evans and Jim Hall

That whole album of Bill Evans and Jim Hall is so lovely.   Here's the whole album (only about 31 min long). The Train and The River is the last track.


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