Street Date: September 1st, 2017
September 1, 2017 served as the release of trumpeter Jared Hall’s debut CD Hallways; the first release in Hollistic MusicWork’s Mentor Series, which presents the work of emerging artists as selected and produced by Grammy® Award winning trumpeter, composer, arranger, bandleader, and educator Brian Lynch.
Trumpeter and composer Hall hails from Spokane, Washington and has studied at Whitworth University, the Indiana University Jacobs School Of Music, and the University Of Miami’s Frost School Of Music, where he received the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in 2015. His teachers include Terence Blanchard, Michael Spiro, Whit Sidener, and Brian Lynch, under which he pursued his doctoral studies. Hall is the winner of the 2013 National Trumpet Competition – Jazz Division, and has performed and recorded with Bob Hurst, John Daversa, Peter Erskine, Dave Liebman, Alan Pasqua, Brian Lynch, Ira Sullivan, Jeff “Tain” Watts, David Binney, Fred Hersch, the South Florida Jazz Orchestra, the Frost Concert Jazz Band, and the Henry Mancini Jazz Septet directed by Terence Blanchard, among many others.
Hall has put together a compelling program of evocative original music in Hallways, 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 JoshAllen and drummer Kyle Swan. His ambitious program of new music plumbs a wide depth of feeling and anp 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,” says Lynch.
"Jared’s trumpet is piercing (though not unpleasantly so) on this excellent sextet CD… he’s joined by tenor saxophonist Troy Roberts, pianists Martin Bejerano and Tal Cohen, bassist Josh Allen and drummer Kyle Swan in an exciting all-original jazz set that will be pure pleasure for your aural appendages." Read the full review here.
"A tasty, adventurous set that finds these cats feeling their oats and not going gently into that good night to play cocktail jazz, this is thinking man's, sitting down hot stuff." Read the full feature here.
"Here is a fine debut by a young artist whose approach to performance and composition is steeped in the hard-bop tradition but not cowed or subdued by it; an artistic voice connecting the solid precedents of previous generations with the search for a new order of expressiveness and invention." Read the full review here.
GEORGE W. HARRIS
“Hall’s tone mixes between crisp biting lines as on the boppin Wanderer as well as the relaxed and mellowed teaming with Allen on Meditations.” Read the full feature here.
INTERNATIONAL TRUMPET GUILD
"Jared Hall's recent release, Hallways, is the first of hopefully many fresh, vibrant recordings from Hall and his musical collaborators." Read the full review here.
"Jared Hall's powerfully swinging and melodically engaging debut Hallways marks more than the arrival of an exciting new presence on the trad-jazz scene. It's testament to the value of music education and the importance of passing it on." Read the full review here.