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James Hall: Lattice


Intricately weaving together voices, melodies, ideas and genres, Lattice is the sophomore release from
trombonist/composer James Hall. Released in 2018 on Outside In Music, the album is built around the combination of Hall’s
dexterous trombone and the virtuosic flute playing of Jamie Baum, a study in contrasts that proves remarkably pliable and
expressive through Hall’s inspired vision. Hall’s richly detailed writing maintains the sophisticated architecture of chamber music without forsaking the passion and propulsion of the best modern jazz.

Lattice has performed at jazz venues in New York City, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and most recently (in its new Texas-based configuration) at Celebration of the Arts at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Kirk Silsbee praised the work’s “graceful instrumental combinations and linear development” (Downbeat Magazine), and Jerome Wilson hailed its combination of "lightness and calm with grace and understated power" (All About Jazz). JazzLife Magazine called the work "a masterpiece of chamber music."