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Al Hall

b, 1915-1988 US, Jacksonville, Florida
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Alfred Wesley Hall.

Alfred Wesley "Al" Hall (March 18, 1915, Jacksonville, Florida - January 18, 1988, New York City) was an American jazz bassist.Hall grew up in Philadelphia, where he played cello and tuba early in life before settling on bass at age 17. He moved to New York in 1936, where he played with Billy Hicks (1936–37), Skeets Tolbert (1937–38) and Teddy Wilson in both big band and small ensemble format (1939–41). Following time with Ellis Larkins (1942–43) and Mary Lou Williams, Hall took a job as a staff musician at CBS, working in Paul Baron's orchestra on the Mildred Bailey Show. He also worked in Broadway pit orchestras for the next several decades. He founded his own label, Wax Records, in 1946, which was bought out by Atlantic Records in 1949.

  • Bass
  • Bass guitar
  • Double bass
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues

Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Bossa NovaOsie Johnson, Teddy Sommer, Bill Lavorgna, Sam Most, Mat Mathews, Hank Jones, Jimmy Jones, Louis Metcalf, Buster Harding, Al Hall1963Compil.
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