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Duo music as important as that of Haydn and Mozart.
is the union on compact disc of two Ron Carter/Jim Hall live collaborations. Live at the Village Gate (Concord 4245, 1984) comprises the first disc of this two-disc set, while Telephone (Concord 4270, 1985) comprises the second. Collectively, Telepathy offers a seamless look a to of the most urbane and intelligent jazz musicians performing. Ron Carter brings to this duo his abstract yet grounded view of double-bass playing while Jim Hall provides his brand of the most delicate guitar playing I have heard in some time. Hall's guitar on this collection make me think of doilies very intricately woven from spider silk. His single note lines are spare and his chording precise and clear. He might be considered as Count Basie to Joe Pass' Art Tatum. Carter, for his part, is a completely empathetic accompanist and soloist.
Live at the Village Gate
contains the most satisfying of music with an ultra bluesy "Bag's Groove", "Blue Monk", and a calypso "St. Thomas". But don't discount Telephone. It has a "Stardust" to swoon to. I found this set very enjoyable and would hope that the label has more plans like this one in the future. This is superb chamber jazz by two incredible practitioners at the pinnacle of their powers. Kudos to Concord for this repackaging.
Disc One:Bag's Groove; All The Things You Are; Blue Monk; New Waltz; Down From Antigua; Summer Night; St. Thomas; Embraceable You; Laverne Walk; Baubles; Bangles And Beads. (Total Time: 58:44)
Disc Two:Introduction; Telephone; Indian Summer; Candlelight; Chorale And Dance; Alone Together; Stardust; Two's Blues. (Total Time: 43:39)
I was first exposed to jazz when I was studying at the University of Puerto Rico. Nearby, I found a little record shop where the music coming from the store (Taller de Jazz Don Pedro) made me stop. I walked down the short stairs and towards the music and learned that the music playing was Clifford Brown and Max Roach
I was first exposed to jazz when I was studying at the University of Puerto Rico. Nearby, I found a little record shop where the music coming from the store (Taller de Jazz Don Pedro) made me stop. I walked down the short stairs and towards the music and learned that the music playing was Clifford Brown and Max Roach. I fell in love with it. I wondered around until the owner (Pedro Soto) asked if I needed help. He then introduced me to John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan and the rest is history. I walked out of the store with my first jazz recording: Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street.