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Jim Hall - The Early Albums Collection - Born in Buffalo, New York in 1930, James Stanley Hall was an American jazz guitarist, composer and arranger. Hall moved with his family to Cleveland, Ohio, during his childhood. Hall's mother played the piano, his grandfather the violin, and his uncle the guitar. Jim began playing the guitar at the age of 10, when his mother gave him an instrument as a Christmas present. At 13 he heard Charlie Christian play on a Benny Goodman record, which he called his "spiritual awakening". As a teenager in Cleveland, he performed professionally, and also took up the double bass. Hall's major influences since childhood were tenor saxophonists Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Paul Gonsalves, and Lucky Thompson. While he copied out solos by Charlie Christian, and later Barney Kessel, it was horn players from whom he took the lead. In 1955, Hall attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he majored in composition, studying piano and bass in addition to theory. Jim Hall was a true original on the jazz spectrum, always experimenting and pushing ahead, and the albums featured on this new collection illustrate his musical prowess, innovative practices and acute talents perfectly. All originally released between 1959 and 1965, the eight records featured here in astounding re-mastered versions remain a pure delight, and this set works equally well for those new to Jim Hall's music and those already somewhat familiar. - Featuring 8 records released between 1959 and 1965, this 4CD set works equally well for those new to Jim Hall's music and those already familiar.
Jim Hall - The Early Albums Collection - Born in Buffalo, New York in 1930, James Stanley Hall was an American jazz guitarist, composer and arranger. Hall moved with his family to Cleveland, Ohio, during his childhood. Hall's mother played the piano, his grandfather the violin, and his uncle the guitar. Jim began playing the guitar at the age of 10, when his mother gave him an instrument as a Christmas present. At 13 he heard Charlie Christian play on a Benny Goodman record, which he called his "spiritual awakening". As a teenager in Cleveland, he performed professionally, and also took up the double bass. Hall's major influences since childhood were tenor saxophonists Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Paul Gonsalves, and Lucky Thompson. While he copied out solos by Charlie Christian, and later Barney Kessel, it was horn players from whom he took the lead. In 1955, Hall attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he majored in composition, studying piano and bass in addition to theory. Jim Hall was a true original on the jazz spectrum, always experimenting and pushing ahead, and the albums featured on this new collection illustrate his musical prowess, innovative practices and acute talents perfectly. All originally released between 1959 and 1965, the eight records featured here in astounding re-mastered versions remain a pure delight, and this set works equally well for those new to Jim Hall's music and those already somewhat familiar. - Featuring 8 records released between 1959 and 1965, this 4CD set works equally well for those new to Jim Hall's music and those already familiar.
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Early Albums Collection
Artist: Jim Hall
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Stompin' at the Savoy
2. Things Ain't What They Used to Be
3. This Is Always
4. Thanks for the Memory
5. Tangerine
6. Stella By Starlight
7. 9:20 Special
8. Deep in a Dream
9. Look for the Silver Lining
10. Seven Come Eleven
11. Arrowhead
12. Street Swingers
13. Hot Buttered Noodling
14. Musicale Du Jour
15. Raney Day
16. Jupiter
17. He's Gone Away
18. Jacob's Ladder
19. We Played at Love
20. Mother I Would Marry
21. Wandering
22. The House of the Rising Sun
23. Hold on
24. The Streets of Laredo
25. Black Is the Color
26. Dark Is the Night
27. Pretty Little Horses
28. I Gave My Love a Cherry
29. Abstraction
30. Piece for Guitar ; Strings
31. Variants on a Theme of John Lewis (Django): Variant I
32. Variant II
33. Variant III
34. Variants on a Theme of Thelonious Monk (Criss-Cross): Variant I
35. Variant II
36. Variant III
37. Variant IV
38. My Funny Valentine
39. I Hear a Rhapsody
40. Dream Gypsy
41. Romain
42. Skating in Central Park
43. Darn That Dream
44. Hold Me
45. A Primera Vez
46. Presente de Natal
47. Morning of the Carnival
48. Este Seu Olhar
49. Betaminus
50. Move It
51. All Across the City
52. Coisa Mais Linda
53. How About You
54. I've Got You Under My Skin
55. My Man's Gone Now
56. Turn Out the Stars
57. Angel Face
58. Jazz Samba
59. All Across the City
60. Capricious
61. Impromptu
62. Don't Go Down South
63. Muffle Guffle
64. Free and Oozy
65. Paraphrase
66. Empty Ballroom
67. At la Carrousel

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Jim Hall - The Early Albums Collection - Born in Buffalo, New York in 1930, James Stanley Hall was an American jazz guitarist, composer and arranger. Hall moved with his family to Cleveland, Ohio, during his childhood. Hall's mother played the piano, his grandfather the violin, and his uncle the guitar. Jim began playing the guitar at the age of 10, when his mother gave him an instrument as a Christmas present. At 13 he heard Charlie Christian play on a Benny Goodman record, which he called his "spiritual awakening". As a teenager in Cleveland, he performed professionally, and also took up the double bass. Hall's major influences since childhood were tenor saxophonists Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Paul Gonsalves, and Lucky Thompson. While he copied out solos by Charlie Christian, and later Barney Kessel, it was horn players from whom he took the lead. In 1955, Hall attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he majored in composition, studying piano and bass in addition to theory. Jim Hall was a true original on the jazz spectrum, always experimenting and pushing ahead, and the albums featured on this new collection illustrate his musical prowess, innovative practices and acute talents perfectly. All originally released between 1959 and 1965, the eight records featured here in astounding re-mastered versions remain a pure delight, and this set works equally well for those new to Jim Hall's music and those already somewhat familiar. - Featuring 8 records released between 1959 and 1965, this 4CD set works equally well for those new to Jim Hall's music and those already familiar.
        
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