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✨✧ Paul Desmond with Jim HallEasy Living ... CD
Bluebird/BMG, 1966. Used ... $5.99
Paul Desmond doesn't get any better than this – blowing his icy cool alto next to warm guitar lines from the mighty Jim Hall – a classic RCA Records pairing in jazz, heard to great effect on this classic album! There's a slight bossa groove to some of the rhythms, which is great for Desmond's sound – and the backing is also free of piano, so the guitar and alto hang together wonderfully by themselves – suspended in space, dipping and turning around each other beautifully! The pair get some very light rhythmic accompaniment from Connie Kay on drums, and either Percy Heath or Gene Wright on bass – on titles that include "That Old Feeling", "Easy Living", "Blues For Fun", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "When Joanna Loved Me". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "All Through The Night" and "Rude Old Man". CD
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Paul DesmondTake Ten (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1963. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
That's "Take Ten", not "Take Five" – a great title cut that echoes Paul Desmond's previous work with Dave Brubeck – but which then gives way quickly to some sweet bossa-styled grooves done with guitar from Jim Hall! The album's one of the strongest of the Hall/Desmond collaborations for RCA – A sublime showcase not just for Paul's impeccable alto, but also for the amazing tones and chromes that fly freely from the strings of Jim's guitar! Both players are set up with just a bit of gentle backing – light percussion from Connie Kay, and a bit of bass from Gene Cherico or Gene Wright. The whole thing's a well-conceived study in economy, as the two players craft sly and subtle lines around spare drum and bass backings – slowly hanging sound in space to weave a rich web of sound that's as compelling as it seems to be effortless! Titles include "Take Ten", "El Prince", "Embarcadero", "Samba De Orfeu", "Theme From Black Orpheus", and "Alone Together". CD also features alternate takes of "Embarcadero" and "El Prince". CD

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Jim HallIt's Nice To Be With You – Jim Hall In Berlin ... CD
MPS (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $23.99
A wonderful album from guitarist Jim Hall – different than some of his other work, and with a slightly harder edge! The unique session has him playing in an MPS 60s mode – more straight-on than some of his more airy moments – with a sound and tone that still recalls his work with Paul Desmond or Art Farmer, but a more direct approach, and an occasional groove as well! The trio's as unique as the record – the great Jimmy Woode on bass and drums from Daniel Humair – and titles include "Blue Joe", "Romaine", "Young One For Debra", "Body & Soul", and a great version of "Up Up & Away", which soars to the sky in a way you'd never expect from Jim! CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering pressing!)

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✨✧ Chet Baker & Paul DesmondTogether – The Complete Studio Recordings ... CD
Sony (UK), 1974/1975/1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Chet Baker and Paul Desmond – two of the most distinctive jazz players of their generation, and a combination that surprisingly wasn't used that often on record. Both Chet and Paul are the summation of cool on their instruments (trumpets and alto, respectively) – and the tracks on this set show them working together with surprising strength. Titles are taken from the CTI albums She Was Too Good To Me (Baker) and Concierto (Jim Hall), and the A&M albums You Can't Go Home Again and The Best Thing For You, both issued under Baker's name. Titles include "Autumn Leaves", "Tangerine", "You Can't Go Home Again", "How Deep Is The Ocean", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD

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✨✧ Paul DesmondDesmond Blue ... LP
RCA, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool jazz classic from altoist Paul Desmond and guitarist Jim Hall! The album was recorded under Desmond's name, but Hall's the guitarist throughout, and his playing lends an indescribably wonderful edge to the set, making the album a real team effort! Unlike other RCA sides by Hall and Desmond, this one features the pair with larger string backings by Bob Prince, which create a dreamy pillow for alto and guitar to solo across. Titles include the Desmond originals "Late Lament" and "Desmond Blue" – plus "Ill Wind", "My Funny Valentine", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Jim HallConcierto ... LP
CTI, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. Hall's style is as airy and free-floating as ever – and the spacious arrangements on the album by Don Sebesky only support his work even more. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing. Cover has a wrinkled corner and some stuck-on paper near the bottom.)

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✨✧ Paul DesmondBossa Antigua (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA, 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The team of Paul Desmond and Jim Hall was one of the best ideas ever forged in American jazz of the 60s – and the icy pair are perfect company together on this album of bossa-inflected tracks with a very cool edge! The album allows Desmond's alto to take on a warmth and flowing quality it never had in the Dave Brubeck group – and Hall's guitar work, while a masterpiece of understatement, brings in just the right amount of ringing tone to echo out the brilliance of Desmond's ideas. Gene Wright and Connie Kay complete the group, and titles include "O Gato", "Samba Cantina", "Girl From East 9th", "Ship Without A Sail", and "Bossa Antigua". Plus, this excellent CD reissue features 2 bonus tracks – the groovy "Samba Cepeda" and an alternate take of "O Gato". CD

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Billy TaylorImpromptu (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1962. Used ... $29.99
One of Billy Taylor's greatest albums – far more than his usual easy-handed soul jazz, and much more of a modernist-informed outing, with one of the hippest groups to ever back Taylor on record! The rhythm's by Bob Cranshaw and Walter Perkins of the MJT+3 – and the group's augmented by guitarist Jim Hall, who's working here in a slightly less contemplative mode than his recordings with Art Farmer and Paul Desmond from the similar time, but who also adds a great deal of mood and color to the set. Titles are all Taylor originals – and tracks include "Impromptu", "Capricious", "Free & Oozy", "Paraphrase", and "Muffle Guffle". CD
(Out of print.)

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