Ron Carter And Jim Hall ‎– Live At Village West

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Live at Village West is a live album by bassist Ron Carter and guitarist Jim Hall recorded in New York City in 1982 and released on the Concord Jazz label.

“The second live collaboration between bassist Ron Carter and guitarist Jim Hall follows their first recording together by a decade, but their chemistry together is every bit as strong, if not improved. Other than the occasional sound of the bar cash register, there is little in the way of background noise as the audience remains transfixed to the intricate improvisations of the duo, along with their solid comping for one another. The fare includes brilliant renditions of standards such as “All the Things You Are” and “Embraceable You”; classic jazz works like “Bag’s Groove,” “St. Thomas,” and “Blue Monk”; along with originals like Carter’s stunning “New Waltz” (with its very abstract improvised arrangement) and Hall’s infectious “Down From Antigua,” which deserves to become a jazz standard. Highly recommended.” – Ken Dryden/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Bag’s Groove” (Milt Jackson) – 4:11
“All the Things You Are” (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 5:38
“Blue Monk” (Thelonious Monk) – 5:07
“New Waltz” (Ron Carter) – 6:01
“St. Thomas” (Sonny Rollins) – 4:27
“Embraceable You” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 6:37
“Laverne Walk” (Oscar Pettiford) – 5:13
“Baubles, Bangles, & Beads” (Robert Wright, George Forrest) – 5:02

Ron Carter – bass
Jim Hall – guitar


Released: 1984
Recorded: November 1982
Venue: Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA
Length: 43:43
Label: Concord Jazz
Producer: Retrac Productions and Jim Hall