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Hailed as "A warm-toned lyrical player” with “harmonic sophistication” (Kirk Silsbee, Downbeat Magazine), James Hall is a versatile trombonist/composer re-imagining professional musicianship for the millennial generation. Hall’s sophomore release, Lattice (Outside In 2018), described as “a masterpiece of chamber music” (JazzLife Magazine), is built around the harmonious combination of Hall’s dexterous trombone and the virtuosic flute playing of Jamie Baum, a pliable and expressive study in contrasts. Kirk Silsbee praised the work’s “graceful instrumental combinations and linear development” (Downbeat Magazine), and Bob Morello called the work “a tasty treat” and “a potpourri of great tunes” (Boston Post-Gazette). Previously, Hall blurred the line between classical chamber music and free jazz with Soon We Will Not Be Here (2015), creating original settings of poetry by contemporary New York City-based poets Tina Chang, Paolo Javier, Malena Mörling, and Emily Ruth Hazel for quartet

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Lattice

Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2018
Track listing: Shoy; Black Narcissus; Lattice; Brittle Stitch; Gallardia; Traveler; Kind Folk; Terrace.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

James Hall More: Than Just a Trombone

Read "James Hall More: Than Just a Trombone" reviewed by Nick Davies


This show features an interview with trombonist James Hall where we discuss his new album Lattice which is out on Outside in Music as well as other hot topics. We also follow the theme of good music so expect to hear all types of jazz featuring the likes of Miles Davis and Chick Corea

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Article: Album Review

James Hall: Lattice

Read "Lattice" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


James Hall uses an interesting combination of instruments you rarely hear in a jazz quintet on this CD, with his trombone and Jamie Baum's flute sharing the front line. The result, full of cool high-low harmonies, is an intriguing sound that goes in many different directions. The lilting weave of “Shoy" showcases how well ...

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Article: Album Review

Andrew Gould: First Things First

Read "First Things First" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


There are many realities to the jazz scene in New York. If you check out the marquee listings at the swankiest clubs, you'll see certain names pop up again and again for a short run here or there. These men and women are most certainly an important part of the mix and draw, having paid their ...

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Shoy

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Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2018
Duration: 7:50

Album

Soon We Will Not Be Here

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015


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