Genre: Jazz
Label: MPS Records
Size: 12"
Additional Artists: Jim Woode Daniel Humair
Format: 33RPM,


Jim Hall It's Nice To Be With You - Jim Hall In Berlin 180g LP

Jim Hall

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Jazz Guitar Great's Intimate 1969 Berlin Set On 180g Vinyl LP!
Remastered From The Original Master Tapes!

American guitarist Jim Hall resides at the top of the jazz guitar pantheon. At the time of his death in 2013 at the age of 83, he had long been considered one of the jazz greats, a major influence on generations of jazz guitarists. It seems that virtually every major musician wanted to play with Hall. His work as a sideman ranged from swing era giant Ben Webster to new music pioneer Ornette Coleman. HIs recording credits include a series of classic albums with groups headed by Jimmy Guiffre, Sonny Rollins and Bill Evans; Hall often spoke of Rollins and Evans as two of his major influences.

This intimate June 1969 musical get-together was due in large extent to the close friendship between the Hall and legendary German writer/critic and producer Joachim-Ernst Berendt. As Hall, his wife and daughter were visiting him in Berlin, Berendt noticed that, although he had been recording extensively with a number of major jazz figures over the last years, including several collaborative get-togethers, Hall had not recorded an album solely under his own name in over a decade. Berendt immediately set up a trio recording for Hall that included two internationally renowned musicians with whom Hall had previously worked, the Afro-American expatriate bassist Jim Woode and Swiss-French drummer Daniel Humair. In such a transparent setting, Hall unfurled his finest qualities.

Humair perceptively summed it up: Hall played with "more clarity, more purity, more sensitivity" than any other guitarist of the period. It resulted in an album of intensely introspective music.


  • 180g Vinyl
  • Remastered from the original master tapes
  • Gatefold jacket
  • Liner notes
  • Picture of the original master tape box
  • Made in Germany


Jim Hall guitar
Jim Woode bass
Daniel Humair drums


Side I:

  1. Up, Up And Away
  2. My Funny Valentine
  3. Young One, For Debra
  4. Blue Joe

Side II:

  1. It's Nice To Be With You
  2. In A Sentimental Mood
  3. Body And Soul
  4. Romaine

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