Jim Hall: Hide and Seek


Hide And Seek


Jim Hall (guitar)


Jim Hall's Three (Concord CCD 4298)

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Jim Hall (guitar), Steve LaSpina (bass), Akira Tana (drums).

Composed by Jim Hall


Recorded: Penny Lane Studio, New York City. January, 1986


Rating: 93/100 (learn more)

Jim Hall's compositions can appear deceptively simple. With the sparse trio instrumentation on “Hide And Seek,” the angular set of staccato passages trace out a descending path through a harmonic structure beefy enough to provide ample room for the Steve LaSpina solo to follow. Hall tours the opening theme's geography with a series of ascending, unresolved chords before dropping back into his trademark whispery comping role. LaSpina then tells a long story that proves “Hide And Seek” is no child's game.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski


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