Jim Hall

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James Stanley Hall, 4 December 1930, Buffalo, New York, USA. While studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Hall made his first professional appearances playing guitar in local bands. In the mid-50s he settled on the west coast, where he continued his studies and also played with Chico Hamilton’s quintet. In 1956 he became a member of Jimmy Giuffre’s trio, thereafter working with Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans, Paul Desmond and in duo with Lee Konitz. In the early 60s he was briefly... Read more

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jazz
jazz guitar
guitar
contemporary jazz
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