“If Ever I Should Leave You” - Sonny Rollins with Jim Hall, 1962
Very sorry to hear about the passing of yet another jazz great, guitarist Jim Hall. He played on way too many amazing records to be listed here, but if you haven’t heard his duet album with Bill Evans, Undercurrent, stop what you’re doing and go find it. Hall played quite a bit with Sonny Rollins too, as captured here in the early 60s. There are very, very few improvisers who could go toe-to-toe with Rollins, but Hall does it with grace and ease, constructing a solo that’s both technically dazzling and as breezy as can be. RIP.