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Jim Hall: Magic Meeting

Jim Hall

Magic Meeting is Jim Hall’s first project for ArtistShare -a potentially revolutionary “label” that puts artists in control of their product, and in touch with their audiences, as never before. Maria Schneider’s first ArtistShare disc, Concert in the Garden, won a Grammy this year without a single retail sale; it was sold only through her Web site. And Hall’s new CD is only available through jimhallmusic.com.

On Magic Meeting we hear Hall live at the Village Vanguard with bassist Scott Colley and drummer Lewis Nash. And on the beautiful trifold package we see the leader, now in his mid-70s, sitting on the famed Vanguard bandstand in sneakers, playing his Sadowsky signature model archtop, making himself at home.

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