Charlie Haden/Jim Hall: Live from Montreal
Live from Montreal
Charlie Haden/Jim Hall
Here are two late grandmasters of the art of the duo, duetting for the first time on a Montreal stage in 1990.
Whether on standards (Body and Soul, Skylark) or originals (Haden’s First Song, Hall’s Down from Antigua), there is a warmth and an unmistakable sincerity on display that belies the sparse, almost skeletal texture of the music.
As the set develops, one can hear these two great artist reaching out, listening to and developing each other’s ideas, clearly revelling in the encounter.
With scholarly notes from pianist Ethan Iverson, Live from Montreal is a magnificent parting gift from two of jazz’s most influential voices.