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“Don’t just do something, sit there!”
Master of economy Jim Hall said it best...
His great composition for string quintet, bass (Scott LaFaro) and guitar. This Third Stream moment from when chamber music and jazz crossed paths brought to you by John Lewis. That style from the early 60’s has really been catching my ear lately; Gary McFarland’s idiosyncratic arranging work with John Lewis on Essence and the odd records he arranged for both Steve Kuhn and Bill Evans especially included.
Strings: Charles Libove, Roland Vamos (violins), Harry Zaratzian, Alfred Brown (violas), Joseph Tekula (cello). Conducted by Gunther Schuller.
And just because I am thinking about Jim Hall right now, this humbling bit of kick-assery w/ Sonny Rollins, Bob Cranshaw and Ben Riley on what looks to be a 60’s show wildly mistitled ‘Jazz Casual’.