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  • Jim Hall & Pat Metheny Acclaimed Duo Album Reissue Out Now

    The acclaimed 1999 album Jim Hall & Pat Metheny, reissued for the first time on Nonesuch Records, is out now. Pat Metheny's duo collaboration with Jim Hall, whom he has called the "father of modern guitar playing," features 17 tracks: original tunes from each guitarist, several improvisations captured in the studio, plus six tunes recorded live in concert, including Gershwin's "Summertime." "The excellence of the playing is the heart of the matter," says the Philadelphia Inquirer of the album. "It's a privilege to listen in." The Los Angeles Times calls it "extraordinary."

  • Jim Hall & Pat Metheny Duo Album to Be Reissued for First Time on Nonesuch Records November 8

    The acclaimed 1999 album Jim Hall & Pat Metheny will be reissued for the first time on Nonesuch Records on November 8 and is available to pre-order now. Metheny's duo collaboration with Hall, whom he has called the "father of modern guitar playing," features 17 tracks: original tunes from each guitarist, several improvisations captured in the studio, plus six tunes recorded live in concert, including Gershwin's "Summertime." "The excellence of the playing is the heart of the matter," says the Philadelphia Inquirer. "It's a privilege to listen in." The Los Angeles Times calls it "extraordinary."

About this Album

Pat Metheny's 1999 duo collaboration with Jim Hall, whom Metheny called the "father of modern guitar playing," features 17 tracks reissued for the first time on Nonesuch—original tunes from each guitarist, several improvisations captured in the studio, plus six tunes recorded live in concert, including Gershwin's "Summertime." "The excellence of the playing is the heart of the matter," says the Philadelphia Inquirer. "It's a privilege to listen in." The Los Angeles Times calls it "extraordinary."

Credits

MUSICIANS
Jim Hall, electric guitar
Pat Metheny, electric guitar, acoustic guitars, fretless classical guitar, 42-string guitar

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Gil Goldstein, Steve Rodby, and Pat Metheny
Recorded July 30–31, 1998, at Right Track Studios, New York, NY and August 1–2, 1998, at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA
Mixed October 1998 at Right Track Studios
Recorded and Mixed by Jay Newland
Assistant Engineer: Pete Karam
Assistant Engineers at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild: Jay Dudt & Jay Ashby
Technical Consultant for Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild: Michael Bishop
Digital Assembly: Rob Eaton
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Technical Coordination: David Oakes
Guitar Technician: Carolyn Chrzan
Project Coordination: David Sholemson
Production Coordination at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild: Marty Ashby
Premix Organization and Digital Editing: Steve Rodby
Live Announcer: Tony Mowod

Tracks 1, 9, 14, 17 written by Jim Hall, published by Janhall Music (BMI); track 2 written by Jerome Kern, published by Polygram International Publishing (ASCAP); track 3 written by Attila Zoller, published by Selected Sound and Maya Music (GEMA); tracks 4, 10, 13, 15, 16 written by Jim Hall & Pat Metheny, published by Janhall Music / Pat Meth Music Corp. (BMI); tracks 5 written by Steve Swallow, published by Wonder Buns, Inc. (BMI); tracks 6, 8, 11, 12 written by Pat Metheny, published by Pat Meth Music Corp. (BMI); track 7 written by George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward & Ira Gershwin, published by George Gershwin Music / DuBose & Dorothy Heyward Music / Ira Gershwin Music / WB Music Corp. (ASCAP).

Tracks 1, 4–6, 10–16 are studio recordings
Tracks 2–3, 7–9, 17 are live recordings; Jim Hall is featured to the left channel, Pat Metheny to the right.

All songs arranged by Jim Hall and Pat Metheny, except track 9, 17 arranged by Jim Hall; tracks 3, 7, 12 arranged by Pat Metheny; and track 6 arranged by Gil Goldstein.

Design by John Gall
Photograph by Deborah Feingold

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