Bobby Hutcherson: Spiral (1965/8) Blue Note/UA

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 Selection: Jasper (1965) Artists On Jasper: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Sam Rivers (tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet, flute) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes, marimba) Andrew Hill (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)recorded  Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 3, 1965 Other … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Judgement! (1964) Blue Note

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Selection: Judgement (Hill) . Bonus selection (Countdown to Christmas!) : Yokada Yokada  (Hill) Hill showing he can play in the grand melodic/rhythmic piano manner, but with a subversive twist. Artists: Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Andrew Hill (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Andrew!!! (1964) Blue Note/Liberty

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Selection: Black Monday (Hill)   Artists: John Gilmore (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Andrew Hill (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Joe Chambers (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25, 1964 Music: Possibly Hill’s most interesting Blue Note in … Continue reading

Bobby Hutcherson: Dialogue (1965) Liberty UA Blue Note (Update: polls added)

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An LJC reader challenged me on why I hadn’t posted any titles by Bobby Hutcherson? Once again, I found myself short of an answer. To put that right, we kick off with what I consider Hutcherson’s sine qua non Blue … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Nefertiti (1976) East Wind/ Inner City

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  Selection 1: Nefertiti (Hill) 320kbps MP3 Selection 2: Mudflower (Hill) 320 kbps MP3 Artists Andrew Hill (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Roger Blank (drums) recorded January 25, 1976 recording engineer David Baker, recording location unknown, “Roger Blank” (a pseudonym?) unknown. … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Invitation (1974) Steeplechase

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Selection: Morning Flower (320 kbps MP3) Artists Andrew Hill (piano) Chris White (bass) Art Lewis (drums) recorded October 17, 1974, Minot Studio Copenhagen Denmark , engineer Ron Caran Music Whatever happened to Andrew Hill? ask the liner notes to this Steeplechase … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Compulsion (1965) Blue Note

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Selection: Premonition Artists Freddie Hubbard (tpt, flgh) John Gilmore (ts, bclar) Andrew Hill (p) Cecil McBee and/or Richard Davis (b) Joe Chambers (d) Nadi Qamar (African drums, African thumb piano) Renaud Simmons (congas) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October … Continue reading

Andrew Hill Grass Roots (1968) Liberty/ Blue Note

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Track Selection 1:  Venture Inward (Hill) Bristling angular theme with with an urgent rhythmic undertow Track selection 2: Bayou Red (Hill) Supposedly a tribute to the creole and mulatto heritage via New Orleans, though I like it for itself rather than because of … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Point of Departure (1964) Blue Note

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Track selection 1: New Monastery If you are an avant-garde pianist, the “elephant in the room” is Monk. Hill pays tribute, in his own way.   Track Selection 2: Dedication A poignant piece under an ambivalent title, a simmering, towering, emotional work. … Continue reading

Jimmy Woods Sextet “Conflict!” (1963)

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Selected Track: Aim Artists Carmell Jones (tp) Jimmy Woods (as) Harold Land (ts) Andrew Hill (p) George Tucker (b) Elvin Jones (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, March 25 & 26, 1963 Sound by Howard Holzer ( so not Roy DuNann) … Continue reading

Sam Rivers Sextet Andrew Hill Quartet “Involution” (1966/7)

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Track Selection: “Paean” Artists Sam Rivers Sextet (Sides 1-2) Donald Byrd (tp -1/4) Julian Priester (tb -1/4) James Spaulding (as, fl -1/5) Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl) Cecil McBee (b) Steve Ellington (d) Recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, … Continue reading

Hank Mobley “No Room for Squares” (1963)

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Pictures updated October 25, 2019 Selection: Carolyn (Morgan) .  .  . Artists: A split-session release recorded six months apart,  line-ups are the best of both worlds – piano, Hancock or Hill, trumpet, Morgan or Byrd, spoiled for choice. Donald Byrd (tp) … Continue reading

Andrew Hill “Black Fire” (1963)

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Track Selection: “Black Fire” > Artists Joe Henderson (ts) Andrew Hill (p) Richard Davis (b) Roy Haynes (d ) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 9, 1963 Music Andrew Hill could be described as “Cecil Taylor Lite”, probably doing … Continue reading