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Jim Hall: By Arrangement

Guitarist Jim Hall, who has quietly revolutionized jazz guitar playing since the ’50s, continues with his remarkable run of ’90s projects on Telarc. Last year, his striking album Textures proved the viability of the grafting of classical and jazz notions-a post-Third Stream effect that actually works-while also putting forth his own intriguing imprint as a composer. By Arrangement goes in a different, but not unrelated direction and reveals other aspects of his musical touch, as an arranger who brings new life to standards we thought we knew.

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