In a career spanning nearly seven decades, Jim Hall&rsquo s musical style has been in a state of continuous development throughout. With each new concert tour and recording Jim reveals yet another facet of himself, not just as a player and composer, but also as a collaborator and explorer.
His most recent recording project attests to his adventurous nature &ndash a duo with drummer Joey Baron titled Conversations (2010) &ndash and proves once again that for Jim, listening is still the key. An an early adopter of the ArtistShare model, Jim shares with his audience a personal view of his creative process. Via the web (www.jimhallmusic.com), audiences can participate, not just by purchasing a new CD, but by &lsquo being there,&rsquo behind the scenes, so to speak, witnessing Jim prepare for a project, meeting the players, hearing the outtakes, and more. &ldquo Conversations&rdquo is part of Jim&rsquo s Art of Listening series, following &ldquo Hemispheres,&rdquo a double cd featuring fellow guitarist Bill Frisell (2008, duo on disc one and quartet on disc two), and &ldquo Free Association,&rdquo a duo with pianist Geoffrey Keezer (2005).
Not only is Jim Hall one of the jazz world&rsquo s favorite guitarists, but he has also earned critical acclaim for his skills as a composer and arranger, garnering formal recognition in 1997 when he won the New York Jazz Critics Circle Award for Best Jazz Composer/Arranger.
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