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5.0 out of 5 stars ONE HALL, TWO TRIOS & TWO QUARTETS, 5 Aug 2011
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Barry McCanna (Normandy, France) - See all my reviews
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This reissue includes the first two albums on which Jim Hall was the leader, namely "Jazz Guitar" recorded in January 1957, on which he was joined by Carl Perkins on piano and Red Mitchell on bass; and "Good Friday Blues" by the Modest Jazz Trio from April 1960, on which Red Mitchell switched to piano and Red Kelly took his place on bass. That is supplemented by seven of the eleven tracks from the album "Folk Jazz" recorded in February & November 1959 by the Bill Smith Quartet, in which the clarinetist leader was joined by Hall, Monty Budwig on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums, and all seven tracks from the Paul Desmond album "First Place Again" from September 1959, with support from Hall, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums.

My preference is for the two Hall-led trio albums, where the guitarist is primus inter pares, and where his cool but lyrical style is well-matched by the piano and bass accompaniment. The result is often low-key but always swinging, and highly satisfying. On the quartet albums the piano has been replaced by drums, and the balance has shifted with the introduction of new leaders, both on reeds. The "Folk Jazz" album is something of a curio, since Bill Smith is not a familiar name, and the tunes are not natural jazz vehicles. In the original sleeve note, which is reproduced here, Nat Hentoff writes "...he is not afraid of a good, devastating consonance..." and that's amply borne out here. Paul Desmond needs no introduction, and devotees of his singular style of playing will not be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great value, great music, 4 April 2014
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This review is from: Three Classic Albums Plus (Jazz Guitar / Good Friday Blues / Paul Desmond - First Place Again)(Digitally Remastered) (MP3 Download)
Not only the fluid guitar of Jim Hall, but a whole helping of great alto sax from Paul Desmond, who could ask for anything more?
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5.0 out of 5 stars great value, 18 Mar 2014
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An absolute classic of Jim Hall's guitar playing. plus you get Paul desmond . So if you like him a double bonus. I bought it for Jim. Perfection
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jim Hall classic jazz guitar, 28 Dec 2013
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Item arrived in excellent condition and well packed for a `used` item. I choose this artiste after I had noticed his death in the Telegraph newspaper, and was curious to hear his music. I was very pleased with my purchase.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest jazz gitarests, 20 Sep 2012
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David F. Polley (united kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This is another great album from this great selection of CDs a at very great price ,if you are starting to listening to jazz this is where you should start.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value, 7 Feb 2013
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What more s there to say, man s a legend and to get so many of his recordings so cheaply - brill.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A bargain if you like jazz guitar, 28 Dec 2012
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LeSaint (Dunfermline, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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Lots of superb jazz guitar to listen to in the one package. Jim hall is one of the very best jazz guitarists out there.
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