About the album
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.