We say goodbye to our friend Jim Hall, who passed away in his sleep Dec. 10, one week in to his 84th year in music.
Jim was revered by fellow guitarists, and rightly so. He was a gentleman's gentleman, too.
We were fortunate to enjoy many moments with Jim over the years, and would like to share some with you now.
In 2004, Jim shared some wonderful stories with WBGO's Sheila Anderson on the occasion of his being honored as an NEA Jazz Master, the nation's highest honor for a jazz musician.
We were with him at the Newport Jazz Festival this August, where we broadcast his heartbreakingly beautiful guitar duet with Julian Lage, as well as Steve Colley on bass and Lewis Nash on drums. This is one of Jim's last recorded performances.
Farewell Jim, we will miss you!
The Joshua Redman Quartet performs live at the Newport Jazz Festival with Aaron Goldberg on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass and Gregory Hutchison on drums. Enjoy!
"Summertime" by George Gershwin:
"Doll Is Mine" by Blonde Redhead:
Bassist Marcus Miller performs live at the Newport Jazz Festival with Adam Agati on guitar, Louis Cato on drums, Lee Hogans on trumpet, Alex Han, saxophones, and Brett Williams, keyboards. A full set list is below. Enjoy!
Marcus Miller Group Live at Newport - August 4, 2013
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
All compositions by Marcus Miller
Relive the magic of Newport Jazz with WBGO: our live broadcasts from the festival - Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper and more - are on-demand at WBGO.ORG/NEWPORT and by following the links below. Enjoy!
Click to hear the Rez Abbasi Trio live at the Newport Jazz Festival with Abbasi on guitar, Dan Weiss on drums and John Hebert on bass. Click here to browse all of our live broadcasts from Newport 2013. Enjoy!
Click to hear Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra live at the Newport Jazz Festival with Herman Olivera and Joseph Gonzalez, vocals, John Walsh and Jonathan Powell on trumpets, Conrad Herwig and Jimmy Bosch on trombones, Louis Fouche, alto sax, Jose Claussell, timbales, Luques Curtis, bass, Vicente Rivero, congas, Orlando Vega, bongos, and Nelson Gonzalez, tres. Enjoy!
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band performs live at the Newport Jazz Festival with Roger Hayward Lewis on baritone sax, Efrem Pierre Towns Sr. on trumpet and flugelhorn, Kevin Harris, tenor sax, Kyle Roussel on organ, Gregory Davis on trumpet and vocals, Kirk Joseph, sousaphone, and O.C. Davis on drums. Enjoy!
Jonathan Batiste's Stay Human band performs live at the Newport Jazz Festival with Edwin Barbash on alto sax, Ibanda Ruhumbika, tuba, Philip Kuehn on bass and Joe Saylor, drums. Enjoy!
The Wayne Shorter Quintet performs live at the Newport Jazz Festival to celebrate Shorter's 80th birthday, with Danilo Perez and Herbie Hancock on piano, John Patitucci on bass, and Brian Blade on drums. Enjoy!
Guitarist Jim Hall performs live at the Newport Jazz Festival with Julian Lage on guitar, Steve Colley on bass and Lewis Nash on drums. A full set list is below. Enjoy!