Playing For Jim Hall  @ Blue Note  18-20  

The master passed in December and his colleagues are still reeling from the loss. A swarm of them step in to populate these three nights with a series of genuflections that salute their hero’s impact. Guitarists Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Nels Cline, John Abercrombie, and Russell Malone will catch a lot of love by dint of instrument alone. But don’t forget the drummers who helped bring glide to Hall’s profound whisper. Joey Baron, Bill Stewart, and Lewis Nash are all not-so-secret weapons when it comes to his oeuvre. And keep an eye on pivot bassist Scott Colley, an essential Hall partner. The big question: anyone planning a romp through “Blue Dove”?

8 + 10:30 pm   $35 – $20.  Blue Note, 131 West 3rd Street   212-475-8592

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