Tuesday, December 17, 2013


The great jazz guitarist, Jim Hall (leaning on piano above with Bill Evans at the keys) will always be associated with Bill Evans for me. His recordings and gigs with Evans were where I first discovered Hall and was knocked out by his understated genius on his instrument. Like Evans in many ways, only less troubled and thereby long lived. The great thing is his music lives on.
Come on. Who hasn't been impacted by Ray Price's musical genius. "Make the World Go Away" would be enough to put him in any musical pantheon I had anything to do with. But that's just a drop in the bucket of his many knockout songs. Another one who beat the odds and had a long and productive life. And his music too will live on.


-K- said...

Although I wasn't familar with Jim Hall until they played an hour of his work after his death, "understated" is exactly the way to describe what I heard.

As for Ray Price, he may be gone but the colors on that jacket - wow! they will live forever.

Lally said...

As will your incredible photographs brother.

Robert Berner said...

Lal--Jim Hall was also a member of The Jimmy Giuffre Trio. Their recording of "Train And The River" was one of the early (50s)examples in the development of free jazz.
Bob B.