Jim Hall: A Life In Progress offers music lovers the rare opportunity to witness a jazz great performing at the absolute height of his creativity. Filmmaker Bruce Ricker alternates between vintage performance footage of Jim Hall playing alongside such greats as Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk while exploring the creation of Hall’s 1998 album, By Arrangement.
The 1998 album features Hall’s stunningly original arrangements of such jazz standards as “Django,” “Waltz for Debby,” and “Goodbye.” The film features additional interviews with John Lewis, Joe Lovano, and Nat Hentoff discussing this humble artist whose disciples include Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell.
Jay Messer, a mainstay of the Pioneer Valley Jazz scene for over 30 years, will play solo guitar beginning at 7 followed by the film at 7:30. Jazz a la Mode host Tom Reney will introduce the film and host a Q& A afterwards.
Jazz Film Series: Jim Hall: A Life In Progress
Monday, June 2, 2014, 7 p.m.
Jazz à la Mode host Tom Reney will introduce the film and lead a Q&A following. Presented in collaboration with Amherst Cinema. Live jazz music opens the evening.
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