Jim Hall records ‘Concierto’ with Paul Desmond, Chet Baker, Steve Gadd et al (1975)

Jim Hall‘s ‘Concierto’ is an album recorded on April 16 & 23, 1975 with Paul Desmond, Chet Baker, Ron Carter, Steve Gadd and Roland Hanna and released the same year by CTI.

Track Listing : 1.You’D Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole Porter) – 07:08 . 2.Two’S Blues (Jim Hall) – 03:51 . 3.The Answer Is Yes (Jane Hall) – 07:41 . 4.Concierto De Aranjuez (Joaquín Rodrigo) – 19:22

Musicians : Jim Hall – Guitar, Acoustic Guitar . Paul Desmond – Alto Saxophone . Chet Baker – Trumpet . Roland Hanna – Piano . Ron Carter – Upright Bass . Steve Gadd – Drums . Don Sebesky – Conductor

Production : Produced By Creed Taylor . Ron Carter , Jim Hall, Don Sebesky . Shawn R. Britton – Mastering . David Kadar – Mixing . Tom Curly Ruff – Mastering . David Swope – Assistant Engineer . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer,

Arrangements : Ron Carter , Jim Hall, Don Sebesky

Package : Thomas B. Allen – Illustrations . Bob Ciano – Design . Tom Copi – Photography . Leonard Feather – Liner Notes . Steve Futterman – Liner Notes . Fareed Haque – Liner Notes . Jon Sievert – Photography . Helene Silverman – Design

Recorded On April 16 & 23, 1975 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1975 By Cti.

(Source Jim Hall – Concierto | Official Site)


All About Jazz
Amongst the many CTI classics of the 1970s, few stand the test of time as well as guitarist Jim Hall‘s Concierto, an ambitious album that, in its original form, married one side of modern mainstream with a second taken up by a 19-minute version of Joaquin Rodrigo’s 1939 piece for classical guitar and orchestra, “Concierto de Aranjuez.” […]

T Bruce Wittet
Chet Baker is clean, Paul Desmond liquid, Roland Hanna symmetric. It’s a meeting of spirits without the seventies raucous blow out. It’s also a rebuff of the customary dismissive “CTI elevator jazz” observation. Yes, it comes on soft…but it’s not safe […]

Vallejo Jazz Society
Well, I’m going to kick off this column with a few words about one of the most beautiful, hypnotic pieces of jazz ever, a piece that belongs in every jazz fan’s library. (Don’t worry about the ‘beautiful’ adjective, I’m not going to talk about ‘smooth jazz’ aka elevator music, but serious jazz.) […]


Jim Hall‘s ‘Concierto’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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