Jim Hall Quartet

Jim Hall Quartet

Jim Hall Quartet

Sunday, October 23, 7:00pm
at Herbst Theatre

Jim Hall
80 Years Young Series: Guitarism  

Jim Hall Quartet

Off stage, Jim Hall is an unassuming guy with the mild-mannered look of a retired accountant or dentist. But on the bandstand, he’s a fearless guitarist who revels in quietly probing conversations. Still wickedly incisive, he first gained widespread notice in drummer Chico Hamilton’s popular mid-1950s quintet. With his advanced harmonic conception and gift for counterpoint, Hall attained legendary status on two classic 1962 sessions. He became an integral member of a new Sonny Rollins band with The Bridge, while Undercurrent captures Hall’s first ravishing duo encounter with pianist Bill Evans. Hall has collaborated with many other jazz icons, including Ella Fitzgerald, Ben Webster, Art Farmer, Paul Desmond, Wayne Shorter and Pat Metheny to name just a handful. A profound influence on generations of musicians, he remains an ageless master of understatement, making every passionate note speak volumes. Hall is joined at this 80th birthday celebration by a group of modern heavyweights including saxophonist Greg Osby, bassist Steve LaSpina and drummer Terry Clarke.

Artist Personnel

Jim Hall guitar
Greg Osby alto saxophone
Steve LaSpina bass
Terry Clarke drums 

Artist Website

"...how sheer the artistry with which he illuminates the sparest of lines. " — DownBeat
"Jim Hall is the reigning master of the jazz guitar. This poetic player says more with fewer notes than any living improviser. " — The New Yorker