Album: Jim Hall & Bill Frisell, Hemispheres, (ArtistShare)

Nick Coleman
Sunday 11 January 2009 01:00
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A "fan-funded" double CD featuring those non-identical twins of jazz guitar, Hall and Frisell, one disc given over to the pair of them, the other finding them in a quartet.

As you'd expect, it's a reflective, sometimes near-silent, but profoundly jazzy affair. Frisell is the most touch-orientated of all contemporary guitarists and it's interesting to hear him in the company of one of the touch players who must have influenced him most. It's sometimes hard to tell which is which. Standards and originals cohabit genteelly.

Pick of the album: 'Chelsea Bridge': Billy Strayhorn at dawn

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