...Hall's expressive, probing trumpet style, offers a masterful, wide ranging sound, and varied emotional landscape.
Seattle trumpeter Jared Hall presents his second recording as a leader and debut on Origin Records - an exciting program featuring original compositions and classics by Tadd Dameron. Along with alto saxophonist Vincent Herring and his Seattle-based rhythm section of pianist John Hansen, bassist Michael Glynn, and drummer Matt Jorgensen, Hall explores a variety of moods and themes. "Thinker" is full of jovial curiosity in honor of the birth of his son, Seen on the Scene is urgent & urban, and Francis Lai's "Theme from Love Story" is rich with romantic poignancy. On Dameron's compositions, Jorgensen's drums propel Vincent Herring's soaring solo on "Mating Call," while Hall pairs with pianist John Hansen for an intimate reading of "If You Could See Me Now." Since moving to Seattle in 2015 after receiving his DMA from Miami's Frost School of Music, Hall has been a dynamic addition to the scene while expanding his international reach through education and performances.
1. Seen on the Scene 6:17
2. Mating Call 5:44
3. Theme from Love Story 8:31
4. Thinker 5:51
5. Coral Way 5:42
6. If You Could See Me Now 2:41
7. Force for Good 4:34
8. Farewell 2:16
9. If You Could See Me Now 6:49
All music by Jared Hall (Jared Hall Music), except: (2) Tadd Dameron (Carbaby Music Co); (3) Francis Lai/arr. Jared Hall (Sony/ATV Harmony); (6,9) Tadd Dameron/Carl Sigman (Music Sales Co./EMI Robbins Catalog Inc.)
Produced by Jared Hall
Executive Producer: Phil & Starla Petersen
Recorded by Reed Ruddy at Studio X, Seattle, WA
on May 12, 2018
Mixed by Dave Darlington at Bass Hit Studio, New York, NY;
Floyd Reitsma at Studio Litho, Seattle, WA;
& Brian Lynch at Hollistic MusicWorks, Miami, FL
Mastered by Dave Darlington at Bass Hit Studio, New York, NY
Cover art from T30 Gallery
Jared Hall photo by Jim Levitt
Studio photos by Jared Hall, except
Michael Glynn by Lisa Hagen-Glynn
Cover design & layout by John Bishop
Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
Sometimes you just don't need anything more than a driving leader and a bunch of like minded jazzbos that brought their chops to make sure a good time is had by all. A real dynamo trumpeter, Hall leads with a sure handed lip guiding a cast of characters that doesn't need to be told what to do. You don't even need a libation to go with this becaus ...
All About Jazz (Dan McClenaghan)
With Seen On the Scene, his Origin Records debut, trumpeter Jared Hall offers up the sort of fresh bebop/post bop sounds found on the Blue Note Records label in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Horace Silver and Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers seem to serve as touchstones, as does pianist / composer Tadd Dameron, too. Hall's quintet—the familia ...
All About Jazz (Paul Rauch)
4-STARS In many ways the title Seen on the Scene encapsulates trumpeter Jared Hall's story leading up to the studio session in 2018 which resulted in this, his sophomore release. The native of Spokane, Washington, arrived in Seattle in 2017 after completing studies with mercurial trumpet ace Brian Lynch and, almost immediately, scored a residency ...
All About Jazz (Jack Bowers)
Seen on the Scene, Seattle-based trumpeter Jared Hall's second album as a leader, has a lot going for it: tight-knit group unity and tasteful dynamics; bright, technically polished solos by all hands; and engaging tunes by Hall and the late bop master, Tadd Dameron. As a bonus, the acclaimed alto saxophonist Vincent Herring is "on the scene" to sha ...
Jazz Weekly (George W Harris)
Rich toned trumpeter Jared Hall mixes his own tunes with that of bop master composer Tadd Dameron with his team of Vincent Herring/as, John Hansen/p, Michael Glynn/b and Matt Jorgensen/dr. It's a good call to delve into the underrated Dameron songbook, with two takes of "If You Could See Me Now" featuring sublime conversations between Hall and Hans ...
Take Effect (Tom Haugen)
The Seattle trumpet wizard Jared Hall returns with a sophomore album as leader, where he's in the company of Vincent Herring (alto saxophone), John Hansen (piano), Michael Glynn (bass), and Matt Jorgensen (drums) across instrumental jazz tunes that are both originals and classics and are executed with much attention to detail. Hall starts the l ...