James Stanley Hall (born December 4, 1930, Buffalo, New York) is an American jazz guitarist. Jim Hall educated at the Cleveland Institute of Music, moved to Los Angeles where he began to attract national, and then international, attention in the late 1950s. By 1960 Jim had arrived in New York to work with Sonny Rollins and Art Farmer, among others. Some years ago, Guitar Player magazine quoted Hall as saying "I do feel good about my playing. The instrument keeps me humble. Sometimes I pick it up and it seems to say `No, you can't play today.