By Arrangement, a brilliant new recording by the talented and award-winning Jim Hall presents a kaleidoscopic array of guests, including Tom Harrell, Joe Lovano, Greg Osby and The New York Voices, as well as a large complement of brass and strings.
This project continues the trend begun by his award-winning Textures (CD-83402). "My goal is always to have the music stay interesting—for me, for the listeners, and for the other players too," declares Hall. The music consists of lesser-known jazz standards like "Ruby My Dear," "Django," "Waltz for Debbie," "Whisper Not," and two Hall originals as well. Hall's unique arrangements focus on the shape and sound of each tune." They are not only interesting for the listener, but mesmerizing and fascinating as well.
Jim Hall's musical style is constantly developing, changing and growing. By Arrangement shows he remains a vanguard of jazz.