Congratulations to trumpeter and Hollistic MusicWorks artist Jared Hall for the great early reviews that are coming in for his debut album “Hallways”! Hallways is the first release on HMW’s Mentor Series, showcasing emerging artists personally selected by label founder and Grammy© Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch.
Here’s a sample of the good words coming Jared’s way:
“...Hall’s debut recording, Hallways, on (Brian) Lynch’s Hollistic Musicworks label, expresses clearly his compositional prowess, and his trumpet style that is both expressive and aggressive, with emotional swings more reminiscent of hard bop trumpeters like Lee Morgan and Donald Byrd… His constant flow of melodic ideas, and beautiful tone throughout the range of the instrument has hints of fellow Seattle trumpeter Thomas Marriott. His lyrical approach is matched and richly enhanced by Australian saxophonist Troy Roberts, pianists Martin Bejerano and Tal Cohen, bassist Josh Allen, and drummer Kyle Swan…Hallways is a statement of liberation and change in life and music. It opens doors to a mystery, to a future to this point unknown for the intrepid trumpeter. Seems about right, for a musical form that is all about risk.”
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“…This is really a very talented, mature, already established musician…His talents, both performing and as composer, Hall demonstrates in the debut album Hallways…a composition such as Meditations shows that the ballad structure is not alien to Hall and his horn is quite capable of sounding very lyrically..he looks for (and finds!) sources of inspiration in mainstream jazz…explored along and across the labyrinths…(for) fans of this particular direction I would recommend Hallways.”