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Jim Hall / Bill Frisell: Hemispheres

Read "Hemispheres" reviewed by John Kelman

The magic that occurs when student meets teacher on equal footing years down the road is rare enough. With Jim Hall--one of the most influential guitarists of the past half century--his spare approach, a reference point for younger guitar icons including John Abercrombie, John Scofield and Pat Metheny, has resulted in more magic than most. Hall ...

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Jim Hall / Bill Frisell: Hemispheres

Read "Hemispheres" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The first and lasting impression of this full-length collaboration between master and genre-bending guitarists Jim Hall and Bill Frisell is one of relaxed intimacy and indeed, this no-frills approach is one of the strengths of this project. Great affinity between great musician focused on creating music, who have the time and space to establish such rapport, ...

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Jim Hall / Bill Frisell: Hemispheres

Read "Hemispheres" reviewed by Lyn Horton

Supported by the fan-funded alternative ArtistShare label, the two-disc release Hemispheres is collaboration between guitarists Jim Hall and Bill Frisell, joined by bassist Scott Colley and drummer Joey Barron on disc two. The recording documents how projects evolve when artists pull together without a plan necessarily to create unique product: a perfect recipe for invention.

It ...

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Jim Hall / Bill Frisell: Hemispheres

Read "Hemispheres" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Hemispheres is a wonderful collaboration between two esteemed veteran guitarists, Jim Hall and Bill Frisell. Though each has travelled different yet celebrated paths, this is their first full length (double CD) release together.

Hall's masterful playing, tempered by a smooth rotund tone, has been appreciated since the 1950s in performances with such names ...