Wikipedia : This day (December 11, 2013), in New-York City, died James Stanley a.k.a. Jim Hall, an American jazz guitarist.
@ ArtistShare : Some years ago, Guitar Player magazine quoted Jim as saying I do feel good about my playing. The instrument keeps me humble. Sometimes I pick it up and it seems to say `No, you can’t play today.’
Official Website : The first formal recognition came in 1997, when Jim won the New York Jazz Critics Circle Award for Best Jazz Composer/Arranger. His pieces for string, brass, and vocal ensembles can be heard on his “Textures” and “By Arrangement” recordings.
@last.fm : Jim Hall educated at the Cleveland Institute of Music, moved to Los Angeles where he began to attract national, and then international, attention in the late 1950s. By 1960 Jim had arrived in New York to work with Sonny Rollins and Art Farmer, among others.
Audio : You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To . The Answer Is Yes . Two’s Blues . Concierto De Aranjuez . Unfinished Business . Rock Skippin’ . Body and Soul . All Across The City . Too Close for Comfort . Prelude To A Kiss .
Video : w/ Scott Colley – Live At North Sea Jazz (2012 ) . w/ Pat Metheny – Duo . Interview At The Eddie Lang Jazz Festival (2010) . w/ Joe Lovano 4Tet – In A Sentimental Mood (1996) . w/ Bill Frisell Duo – Throughout (1995) . w/ Bob Brookmeyer – I Should Care . w/ Attila Zoller – Where I Have You (1973) . w/ Sonny Rollins – The Bridge .