Clark JM Jazz Mandolin
Tips & Tricks Mel Bay Mandolin Sessions








Sage Wisdom

"Good improvisation communicates harmonic progression melodically. Effective melodies manipulate harmonic content through the use of guide tones and preparatory gravity notes, masterfully woven in systematic tension, release, and transparent harmonic definition."

« Mandolin Symposium pictorial documentary | Main | Star Spangled Banner »

July 2, 2013 | Jim Hall on Johnny Carson


You hardly ever get to see extended musical sets on variety shows today, let alone featuring jazz. TV legend Johnny Carson was known for breaking comedians to the stage during his long screen career as a talk show host, and we forget, he also featured many fine musicians as well.

The following video treat features a progressive jazz piece from the Jim Hall Quartet, and a terrific rendition of the classic "Skylark." All we can say is if you ever wanted to build or buy it, this is the sonic model of what a great jazzbox mandolin should strive to sound like.

Enjoy video:
Jim Hall "Subsequently" & "Skylark" The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (1992)

More Jim Hall at Amazon

Posted by Ted at July 2, 2013 5:36 AM

Bookmark and Share

QuickNav:   Home | Book | Webtracks | Tips | Store | Contact
Feeds: Tips & Tricks | What's New
© 2005-2018 All rights reserved.

Disclaimer: In the 'Information Age' of the 21st Century, any fool with a computer, a modem, and an idea can become a self-professed 'expert." This site does not come equipped with 'discernment.'

Site designed and hosted by No Hassle Design, Development, & Hosting

Tips & Tricks - Listen & LearnMel Bay Mandolin Sessions Articles- check it out!