Alone Together The reissue of the 1972 performance of Alone Together by Jim Hall and Ron Carter, the team that put modern guitar-bass duets on the map… Alone Together The reissue of the 1972 performance of Alone Together by Jim Hall and Ron Carter, the team that put modern guitar-bass duets on the map… Jim Hall Ron Carter Jazz Reissues
Music Review

Alone Together (1990)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performances: Jim Hall and Ron Carter; Genres: Jazz, Reissues

The reissue of the 1972 performance of Alone Together by Jim Hall and Ron Carter, the team that put modern guitar-bass duets on the map makes for enlightening comparison with ''In a Different Light,'' the Harvie Swartz album. It even has versions of some of the same songs — ''Alone Together'' and ''Softly as in a Morning Sunrise.'' Hall, in contrast to Swartz's partners, has perfected a sound as concise and radiant as candlelight. At times he and the agile Carter seem to merge — it's as though one musician were playing all 10 strings. A-

Originally posted Dec 07, 1990 Published in issue #43 Dec 07, 1990 Order article reprints
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