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Concierto

Pure Pleasure

PPAN 6060

2LP Black $39

SHIPS BY 2024-08-16

• Recorded at Van Gelder Studios 16th & 23rd April 1975
• Recording engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
• Produced by Creed Taylor

Description

Jim Hall’s Concierto was arguably the greatest LP in the history of CTI and possibly a masterpiece. With two legendary players in the frontline, trumpeter Chet Baker and Paul Desmond, Hall interprets standards and engaging originals. A master of melody who never wastes notes, the centerpiece for this release is Hall’s interpretation of one movement from Rodrigo’s “Guitar Concerto,” arranged by Don Sebesky.

New tracks include alternate takes of “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To” and “Rock Skippin’,” plus “Unfinished Business,” an incomplete track that fades following Desmond’s solo just as Hall starts to play (This song is actually “La Paloma Azul,” a Mexican folk tune played by Paul Desmond while with the Dave Brubeck Quartet about a decade earlier, also known as “The Blue Dove”). Ken Dryden

Jim Hall’s Concierto was arguably the greatest LP in the history of CTI and possibly a masterpiece. With two legendary players in the frontline, trumpeter Chet Baker and Paul Desmond, Hall interprets standards and engaging originals. A master of melody who never wastes notes, the centerpiece for this release is Hall’s interpretation of one movement from Rodrigo’s “Guitar Concerto,” arranged by Don Sebesky.

New tracks include alternate takes of “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To” and “Rock Skippin’,” plus “Unfinished Business,” an incomplete track that fades following Desmond’s solo just as Hall starts to play (This song is actually “La Paloma Azul,” a Mexican folk tune played by Paul Desmond while with the Dave Brubeck Quartet about a decade earlier, also known as “The Blue Dove”). Ken Dryden

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
  • 2 Two's Blues
  • 3 The Answer is Yes
  • 4 Concierto de Aranjuez
  • 5 Rock Skippin'
  • 6 Unfinished Business
  • 7 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (alternate take)
  • 8 The Answer is Yes (alternate take)
  • 9 Rock Skippin' (alternate take)