Jim Hall: All The Things You Are


All The Things You Are


Jim Hall (guitar)


Dedications and Inspirations (Telarc CD-83365)

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Jim Hall (guitar).

Composed by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II


Recorded: New York, October 23-24, 1993


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

At first alone with his guitar, then with himself through re-recording, Jim Hall fashions a refreshingly thoughtful version of this timeless standard. He begins almost on tiptoe, as on a single string, then introduces the harmony, and once he's completed the first 32 bars launches a counterpoint that soon becomes a solo. This could almost be a music lesson, but with such a master it never sounds scholarly. On the contrary, the apparent simplicity of Hall's radiant touch and joyous strumming makes this performance sound more like a lesson in life.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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