"...Hall's expressive, probing trumpet style, offers a masterful, wide ranging sound, and varied emotional landscape."
-PAUL RAUCH, All About Jazz
Seattle trumpeter Jared Hall presents his second recording as a leader and debut on Origin Records - an exciting program featuring original compositions & classics by Tadd Dameron. Along with alto saxophonist Vincent Herring, and his Seattle-based rhythm section of pianist John Hansen, bassist Michael Glynn, and drummer Matt Jorgensen, Hall explores a variety of moods and topics. "Thinker" is full of jovial curiosity in honor of the birth of his son, "Seen on the Scene" is urgent & urban, and Francis Lai's "Theme from Love Story" is rich with romantic poignancy. On Dameron's compositions, Jorgensen's drums propel Vincent Herring's soaring solo on "Mating Call," while Hall pairs with pianist John Hansen for an intimate reading of "If You Could See Me Now." Since moving to Seattle in 2015 after receiving his DMA from Miami's Frost School of Music, Hall has been a dynamic addition to the scene while expanding his international reach through education and performances.
Hallways features a compelling program of evocative original music, performed superbly by
a first rate ensemble featuring new tenor saxophone star Troy Roberts (Jeff "Tain" Watts, Joey Defrancesco), pianists Martin Bejerano (Roy Haynes) and Tal Cohen (winner of the 2014 Detroit Jazz Piano Competition), bassist Josh Allen and drummer Kyle Swan. This ambitious program of new music plumbs a wide depth of feeling and an expansive landscape of mood, ranging from uncomplicated, joyous swinging (Tones For Jones) to probing angularity (Wanderer) and yearning introspection (Meditations). Throughout, Hall's expressive, fluent trumpet voice provides a searching, yet centered focus to the musical program.
"I invite you to listen to and enjoy this recording-a most estimable debut by this talented trumpeter/composer
and his accomplished ensemble. I'm very proud of Jared, and elated by the opportunity to release his maiden voyage on Hollistic MusicWorks as the first title of its Mentor Series." -Brian Lynch
The music of Jared Hall has been heard at The Gene Harris Jazz Festival, The Bellevue Jazz Festival, The Leavenworth Jazz Festival, and in Seattle at Tula's Jazz Club, The Royal Room, JazzClubs NW, Rhythm & Rye, 88.5FM KNKX Radio, The Jazz Center, Calluna Seattle, Egan's Ballard Jam House, and Florida venues including Le Chat Noir, The Arts Garage, Lilt Lounge, 88.9FM WDNA Radio, The Open Stage, Books & Books, and Soho Beach House. All compositions protected under U.S. Copyright.