Jazz Guitar cover

Jazz Guitar


Jim Hall’s debut album as a leader perfectly encapsulated his musical personality in multiple ways: the title (Jazz Guitar) is simultaneously bold and simple, unassuming and assertive; the instrumental format he chose (a drummerless trio with pianist Carl Perkins and bassist Red Mitchell) looked forward to many similarly intimate recordings he would make in the future; the all-standards program (beginning with that most familiar of chestnuts, “Stomping’ at the Savoy”) signaled his love of jazz tradition and his determination to push its boundaries. It doesn’t sound like a warning shot across the bow of jazz guitar, but that’s just what this album would turn out to be.

Rick Anderson

The Classic Quartet cover

The Classic Quartet

Thelonious Monk
Live at Birdland 1949 cover

Live at Birdland 1949

Billy Bauer, Lennie Tristano, Warne Marsh
Intermodulation cover


Jim Hall, Bill Evans
The New Standard cover

The New Standard

Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow, Bobby Previte
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Franco Ambrosetti
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Remo Palmieri, Herb Ellis
Mark Turner Meets Gary Foster cover

Mark Turner Meets Gary Foster

Gary Foster, Mark Turner
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Time Out

Dave Brubeck
 All of You: The Last Tour 1960 cover

All of You: The Last Tour 1960

The Miles Davis Quintet
The Gellers cover

The Gellers

The Gellers