Andrew Hill: Legendary Collector’s Item
As Bob Porter often says, “Most rare records are rare for a good reason!” Here we have Andrew Hill’s first single from 1956 for the Ping label with Von Freeman and Patrick on saxes, Malachi Favors on bass and Wilbur Campbell on drums. The music is in-the-pocket blues jazz. Von has a great solo on “After Dark” though Andrew Hill’s organ is three blocks away. “Down Pat” has a more bebop attitude and features Pat Patrick on baritone sax. Fascinating stuff.
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Brilliiant: Andrew Hill Solo Piano
This beautiful 11 solo piece by Andrew Hill from 2004 is part of a series of one-hour Solos: The Jazz Sessions DVDs vy such artists as Mark Turner, Greg Osby, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Lee Konitz and others. You can learn about the full line on http://originalspin.myshopify.com/collections/solos-the-jazz-sessions. Hearing Andrew Hill in a solo piano context is, like Thelonious Monk, hearing the composer’s mind operating in bold relief.View Video