Although the rhythm section was more "modern" than he usually used (keyboardist Benny Aronov, bassist Malcolm Cecil, and Airto Moreira on drums and percussion), guitarist Jim Hall (who always had a harmonically advanced style anyway) has little difficulty adapting to the fresh setting. Highlights of the well-rounded CD reissue include Hall's "Simple Samba," "Baubles, Bangles and Beads," an unaccompanied "I Should Care," and Milton Nascimento's "Vera Cruz." ~ Scott Yanow,
Jim Hall: Live! Vol. 2-4 is an unprecedented live album release from an utter legend of jazz guitar. This box set features previously unreleased recordings from Jim Hall's trio performances at Bourbon Street in Toronto, Canada circa 1975. The recordings provide an incredible additional 3 hours of music from the original Jim Hall: Live! (Horizon/1975) release. Featuring Don Thompson on bass and Terry Clarke on drums, the album was released as part of Jim's latest Fan- Funded ArtistShare Project. These previously unreleased recordings are an absolutely essential addition to this guitar giant's already extensive catalog of classic live recordings. Jim Hall's fans will be absolutely delighted by this previously unheard music.
The Osmonds seventh and eighth albums were originally released in 1974 and 1975 respectively. Both are combined on a single CD for this digitally remastered reissue. Among the hit tracks are the title singles - the No. 1 U.S. hit "Love Me for a Reason" and "I'm Still Gonna Need You" - as well as "Having a Party." This release also includes in-depth liner notes and pictures of many European single sleeves.
1976 Philly Album inc Stop and think it over’, ‘I’m So much in love with you’ and ‘Yes You Need Love’
Jim Hall has long exhibited a sense of adventure in his playing, which has intensified as his career has progressed. His duo meeting with Enrico Pieranunzi (a kindred spirit and one of the most in-demand jazz pianists in Europe) consists of original compositions and inventive duo improvisations (three of them are titled "Duologue" by number), which greatly contrast from one another, along with the extended improvisation "Our Valentines," which seems to briefly hint at "My Funny Valentine" as its inspiration. The compositions are as compelling as the improvisations. "Careful" is a tricky piece recorded many times by the guitarist over the decades; Pieranunzi takes immediately to the Hall's quirky blues. "Jimlogue" has the flavor of a 20th century composition for classical piano; one can easily imagine Hall composing it during his conservatory days, though it could just as easily be brand new at the time of these sessions. Jane Hall (the guitarist's wife) penned the beautiful ballad "Something Tells Me" for an earlier CD; this version proves to be even more spacious and lyrical than its initial recording. The pianist's songs include the tasty waltz "From E. to C.," the provocative "The Point at Issue," and the soothing finale, "Dreamlogue." Hopefully, this compelling first meeting between Jim Hall and Enrico Pieranunzi will inspire a follow-up recording date.Ken Dryden, allmusic.com
This [reissue] restores to circulation a strong Atlantic date from Art Farmer's immediate post-Jazztet period and features Farmer's quartet playing standards with swinging subtlety. Interaction, from 1963, is a vehicle for the intertwining improvisations of guitarist Jim Hall and Farmer, on flügelhorn, who weaves through and around Hall's sublimely understated lines with disarming ease, elegance, and sensitivity.
The Complete Motown Singles has been a dream project of Motown and soul fanatics for many years, ever since the first decade of Stax/Volt singles was compiled in an impressive nine-disc box set in 1991. The Complete Motown Singles might have seemed like a logical move to soul collectors and fanatics, but it remained in the realm of fantasy for many years because, as enticing as that set was, it was difficult to create.
Guitarist Jim Hall is the sort of musician who displays such technical expertise, imaginative conception, and elegance of line and phrase that almost any recording of his is worth hearing. Still, Concierto ranks among the best albums of his superb catalog. For starters, the personnel here is a jazz lover's dream come true…
Just Charlie is the fifth studio album by singer Charlie Wilson. It was released on December 3, 2010. It features the hit single, "You Are", which garnered Wilson with a career high debut on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs, and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary Chart. "You Are" remained No. 1 for 13 weeks on the Billboard UAC Chart and No. 1 for 15 weeks straight at the Mediabase equivalent, climbing to No. 16 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, No. 7 on the Heatseeker Songs chart, No. 19 on the Christian Songs chart, and No. 64 on Radio Songs chart. Singer Fantasia is the only featured guest on the album, who appears on a remake of the famous Roger Troutman classic, "I Want to Be Your Man". The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 19 and No. 2 on the Billboard R&B Album chart selling 57,286 copies in its first week.