Jim Hall, The Night, & The Music

Tonight, we bid farewell to Jim Hall, who at the mortal age of 83, has left us.

Jim Hall, who gave us so much beauty, who swung us galaxially through the harmonies of our lives.

Jim Hall, who played Jazz on the guitar.

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Jim Hall, who taught us, and teaches us, about humility, simplicity, and purity.

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When I look at a vineyard, I try to see it with Paul Draper eyes. I try to see it with David Gates eyes.

I try to bow to it.

So many awards, so many accolades, so many successes, and still, humble in the presence of beauty.

Paul Draper eyes. David Gates eyes.

Jim Hall said, “The instrument keeps me humble.”

Jim Hall eyes.

“A master of understatement, Hall is one of jazz’s most respected improvisers, an artist who wields his guitar like a paintbrush, shaping and shading each note to achieve just the right hue and texture. Modest and soft-spoken, he has inspired two generations of jazz musicians with his vast harmonic knowledge and restless musical curiosity.”
– Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News

Shaping and shading each note to achieve just the right hue and texture.

Tasting note? Musical note?

Universal note.

Paul Draper eyes.

David Gates eyes.

Jim Hall eyes.

Tonight, it is Jim Hall, The Night, and the Music.

Pour a glass of wine, and listen to Jim Hall, with Bill Evans, on “You, The Night, and The Music.”

And see the world with Jim Hall eyes.

And be humble.



Categories: Viticultural Salmagundi, Wine & Art, Wine & Music, Wine & Philosophy, Wine & Spirituality, Wine and Jazz

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