Jim Hall & Pat Metheny

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Jim Hall & Pat Metheny
Studio album by Jim Hall, Pat Metheny
Released August 27, 1999 (1999-08-27)
Recorded July–August 1998
Venue Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Studio Right Track Studio, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 73:47
Label Telarc
Producer Gil Goldstein, Steve Rodby, Pat Metheny
Jim Hall chronology
By Arrangement
(1998)By Arrangement1998
Jim Hall & Pat Metheny
Grand Slam: Live at the Regattabar, Cambridge Massachusetts
(2000)Grand Slam: Live at the Regattabar, Cambridge Massachusetts2000
Pat Metheny chronology
Like Minds
(1998) Like Minds1998
Jim Hall & Pat Metheny
(1999) Jim Hall & Pat Metheny1999
A Map of the World
(1999) A Map of the World1999

Jim Hall & Pat Metheny is an album by jazz guitarists Jim Hall and Pat Metheny that was released by Telarc on April 27, 1999. The album contains eleven studio recording tracks and six live tracks.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz (favorable)[2]

Rick Anderson, writing for AllMusic, said that Hall and Metheny "...are such a natural fit that it's amazing no one's thought of getting them together for a duo album before." He said the "...interplay is nothing short of astounding, and the five improvisational pieces...sometimes sound as organized as the standards." He said "...the complete lack of high frequencies in both guitarists' tones might leave you wondering if you've got water in your ear", but that it "really is a wonderful album."[1]

The All About Jazz review said that "what we hear...is certainly an affinity", and that the record is "...worthy of repeated listening". They praised the composition as well, saying that they "assume a deceptive melodic simplicity deepened in profundity by unconventional intervals or modulations that proceed unhurriedly as the sound washes over the listener."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Recording Length
1. "Lookin' Up" Jim Hall Studio (S) 4:34
2. "All the Things You Are" Hammerstein, Kern Live (L) 6:58
3. "The Birds and the Bees" Attila Zoller L 5:04
4. "Improvisation, No. 1" Hall, Pat Metheny S 1:05
5. "Falling Grace" Steve Swallow S 4:39
6. "Ballad Z" Metheny S 4:33
7. "Summertime" George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward L 5:35
8. "Farmer's Trust" Lyle Mays, Metheny L 5:29
9. "Cold Spring" Hall L 6:29
10. "Improvisation, No. 2" Hall, Metheny S 1:11
11. "Into the Dream" Metheny S 3:05
12. "Don't Forget" Metheny S 4:46
13. "Improvisation, No. 3" Hall, Metheny S 3:22
14. "Waiting to Dance" Hall S 4:38
15. "Improvisation, No. 4" Hall, Metheny S 2:37
16. "Improvisation, No. 5" Hall, Metheny S 2:08
17. "All Across the City" Hall L 7:34

Jim Hall is featured on the left channel, Pat Metheny to the right.



Year Chart Position
1999 Billboard Top Jazz Albums 2[3]


  1. ^ a b Anderson, Rick. Jim Hall & Pat Metheny: Jim Hall & Pat Metheny > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 21, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Jim Hall & Pat Metheny". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jim Hall & Pat Metheny - Jim Hall & Pat Metheny". Allmusic. Retrieved September 21, 2011.