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'Charlie Haden-Jim Hall' Release via Newly Revived Impulse! Records and Universal Music Group September 30

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Aug 12, 2014 03:32 PM EDT

September 30 will see an astounding release from the recently revived impulse! record label (a branch of Universal Music France and distributed by Blue Not Records in the U.S.). Charlie Haden-Jim Hall, a stunning duo performance from the illustrious pair at the 1990 Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Though recently departed, the pair come as masters of the genre, with Jim Hall who defined mainstream jazz guitar and Charlie Haden who took bass to the next level.

News of the release has caused quite a stir among peers.

Pat Metheny remarked, "What a treat it is to hear two of my heroes and my two favorite personal duet partners playing in a setting like this! This is a recording for the ages."

The duo has had some other serious pairings over the years: Haden with Metheny, Keith Jarrett, Ornette Coleman, Alice Coltrane, Kenny Barron and more; Hall with Metheny, Bill Evans, Ron Carter, and George Shearing among others.

The track listing for the disc is served up as:

1. Bemsha Swing (Thelonious Monk/Denzil Best)

2. First Song (Charlie Haden)

3. Turnaround (Ornette Coleman)

4. Body & Soul (John Green/Edward Heyman/Robert Sour)

5. Down From Antigua (Jim Hall)

6. Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael/Johnny Mercer)

7. Big Blues (Hall)

8. In The Moment (Haden)

Don't miss out on a seriously groundbreaking release from the no longer defunct impulse! Recording group.

Check out Charlie Haden here.

And some Jim Hall here.

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TagsJim Hall, Charlie Haden, Impulse! Records, Universal Music France, Pat Metheny