Charlie Haden - Jim Hall
Label: Universal Music Division Decca Records France
Bass master Haden may have passed in 2014, but his storied career is still delivering top-shelf swing, as with this previously unissued 1990 duo concert with guitarist Jim Hall, who died in 2013. The communion between the two artists -- perhaps not expected, given their reputations -- is fostered by a smart setlist: an arrangement of the Monk/Best tune "Bemsha Swing," Haden conspirator Ornette Coleman's "Turnaround," plus originals by both these iconic players. We'll take as much archival Haden music of this quality as jazz labels can get their hands on.