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'How Deep is the Ocean'

Solo piano free form improvisation by pianist Glen Charles Halls

This recording features Canadian Jazz pianist Glen Charles Halls playing solo on the jazz Standard "How Deep is the Ocean", by Irving Berlin. Halls has a very liberal/free approach to the harmony when it comes to Jazz Standands. The time feel is also highly elastic.


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The performance is essentially in a hard bop style, with quite a range of implied reharmonization. The lines are perhaps reminiscent of Hampton Hawes. The coda will surpise you!

Recorded at the University of Alberta in 2006