Thursday, December 12, 2013

bye bye jim and chico

RIP JIM HALL AND CHICO HAMILTON

Two jazz greats leave the planet. 
Pretty much all you need to know about Chico Hamilton is THIS HEAVINESS (Eric Dolphy on flute by the way).

It's not easy to be a good jazz guitarist. Jim Hall was one. Incidentally, there's also A GREAT JIM HALL EXCERPT from the same movie as above, but he doesn't get an ounce of camera time until he takes his bow at the end. Listen to that goddamned ensemble playing. More of the same can be found on THIS ALBUM, one of my all time favorites.  HERE he more than holds his own with Sonny Rollins. Good guy.

coincidentally: two greats back to back