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

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

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Guitar – Jim Hall [click here to see more vinyl featuring Jim Hall]

Bass – Jimmy Woode

Drums – Daniel Humair


1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : unspecified

Label : MPS

Original Label : MPS

Recorded June 27-28, 1969 at Teldec Studio, Berlin

Produced by Joachim Ernst Berendt

Originally released in 1969

Reissued in May 2022



Side A:

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

Side B:

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



“Jim Hall recorded this trio session with expatriate bassist Jimmy Woode and one of Europe's top drummers, Daniel Humair, during a 1969 visit to Berlin. At first "Up, Up and Away," a Jimmy Webb composition that turned into a huge hit for the pop group the Fifth Dimension, might seem like an unlikely jazz vehicle, but it soars to new heights with the trio's inventive approach. Familiar standards include a snappy "My Funny Valentine" and an intensely lyrical "Body and Soul.' Producer Joachim Berendt's suggestion to Hall that he duet with himself via overdubbing resulted in "Young One, For Debra," a warm ballad tribute to Hall's daughter, and a breath taking rendition of "In a Sentimental Mood." He also revisits his "Romaine," utilizing a bossa nova setting (recorded previously with pianist Bill Evans on their classic duo date Undercurrent) and explores his wife's upbeat composition "It's Nice to Be with You" (a work that should have lyrics if it doesn't already). Only briefly available as a CD reissue of the earlier LP, this collectible release is well worth acquiring.” AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden


The intimate musical get together that occurred in June 1969 was due to a large extent to the close friendship between the inimitable American guitarist Jim Hall and Producer Joachim Ernst Berendt. As Hall was visiting him in Berlin, Berendt proposed a recording with bassist Jim Woode and drummer Daniel Humair; this configuration developed into an intensely introspective session. In such a transparent setting, Hall unfurled all his finest qualities – what Humair perceptively summed up as clarity, purity, sensitivity. Hall’s harmonic brilliance on Up, up and Away, demonstrates how he could turn a pop melody into his own, and Blue Joe reveals a free approach to the blues. Whereas brilliantly coordinated interplay comes to the forefront on the title piece, there are also amazing solo elements. In the style of his idol Bill Evans, Hall engages in an intensive conversation with himself on In a Sentimental Mood and the tender Young One; no note is superfluous, and every tone is heart-felt. With its sophisticated Bossa mood, Romaine delivers a surprising finale to the record. Jim Hall had to wait for over a decade to record a second album under his own name. This recording was ample compensation for the long wait he and his fans endured.



AllMusic : 3 / 5 ; Discogs : 4.27 / 5

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