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Jim Hall & Pat Metheny

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  • The ECHO Jazz 2017 Award nominations have been announced by the German Recording Academy, and among the nominees are Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau their debut duo album, Nearness; drummer Jeff Ballard for the Brad Mehldau Trio's latest album, Blues and Ballads; drummer Antonio Sánchez for the Pat Metheny Unity Group album The Unity Sessions; and trumpeter Cuong Vu for the album Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny

  • The results of the 80th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll have been announced, and the winner for Guitarist of the Year is once again Pat Metheny. Metheny released two albums on Nonesuch this year: The Unity Sessions, which the Times of London called "brilliant," and Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny, which All About Jazz called "a complete success." "The results of this year’s poll illustrate a respect for tradition as well as an enthusiastic openness to innovation," said DownBeat Editor Bobby Reed.

  • 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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Jim Hall
Pat Metheny
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

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."

Description: 

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."

ProductionCredits: 

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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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

511495

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597990997BUN
Price: 
11.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597990959
Price: 
10.00
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MUSICIANS
Jim Hall, electric guitar
Pat Metheny, electric guitar, acoustic guitars, fretless classical guitar, 42-string guitar

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