Pressed at Pallas and Mastered by Bernie Grundman!
"Arguably the greatest LP in the history of CTI!" 4.5/5 stars! - AllMusic
Jim Hall's Concierto was arguably the greatest album in the history of CTI and possibly a masterpiece. With two legendary players in the frontline, trumpeter Chet Baker and Paul Desmond, and assisted in the back by pianist Roland Hanna, upright bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Steve Gadd, Hall interprets standards and engaging originals. The ensemble's cover of Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" and its exploration of the Hall original "Two's Blues" are the equivalent of the standout title track.
A master of melody who never wastes notes, the centerpiece for this release is Hall's interpretation of one movement from Rodrigo's "Guitar Concerto," arranged by Don Sebesky.
Mastered from original master tapes
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Pressed at Pallas in Germany
Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder
Produced by Creed Taylor
Jim Hall, guitars
Chet Baker, trumpet
Paul Desmond, alto saxophonoe
Roland Hanna, piano
Ron Carter, upright bass
Steve Gadd, drums
1. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
2. Two's Blues
3. The Answer Is Yes
4. Concierto de Aranjuez
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio New Jersey on April 16 and 23, 1975