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Ltd. Edition 3 CD Sets
“While Mosaic never does wrong, this set is absolutely perfect. Three CDs of Andrew Hill, almost all of it previously unheard by the public. While these sessions probably sat in the vaults to lack of commercial viability at the time, they are every bit as good as Hill's contemporary Blue Note releases that have been released. Some of the lineups are chock full of heavy hitter sidemen- Sam Rivers, Lee Morgan, Woody Shaw, etc. Overall the set is a good indicator of the diversity of Hill's compositonal ideas in the late 60s. He is heard in large group settings, trio settings, and most amazingly working with a string quartet. I find the string quartet sessions to be the most remarkable on the set.” - Customer Review
"A remarkable burst of creativity over a two week span. Of course the Chet Baker reunion is marvelous. The Vinnie Burke strings are a great complement to Mulligan. I have to admit I was a bit worried about it. To be honest, while I love Gerry, I really bought this set for the Annie Ross session. Just fantastic! Her version of "I Feel Pretty" was worth the price for me. Transcendent.” - Customer Review
“ I've been purchasing Mosaic sets since the 90s and this is among my top five. Tyner's vision comes into focus on these sessions--powerful piano, extended modal songs, Eastern influences, and beautiful melodies. Remastering is top-notch as are the sidemen throughout.” - Customer Review
“This is such a great session. It is still so surprising that this lineup of the Messengers is overlooked and underrated. This lineup deserves to be heralded as one of Blakey's best alongside the Golson/Morgan/Timmons/Merritt '58 and the Shorter/Hubbard/Fuller/Walton/Merritt or Workman '61-'64 lineups. And, of course, this set has all of Mosaic's usual exemplary production hallmarks.” - Customer Review
“ The mastering on this disc is fantastic. Excellent sonic clarity all around. That, combined with Lloyd's great sense of melody and forward-thinking songwriting make for a satifsying listening experience. Lloyd's cool and progressive style is a joy, and the interplay between all the band members is superb. Tony Williams was one of the funkiest jazz drummers around, too! Buy this and you will find yourself seeking out more Charles Lloyd. Not to be missed! ” - Customer Review
Track Listing, Personnel & Recording Dates
Mosaic Select: Andrew Hill (MS-016)
1. Without Malice (A2) 4:50
2. Ocho Rios (first version) (A1) 10:27
3. Diddy Wah (A1) 6:48
4. Ode To Infinity (A2) 4:52
5. The Dance (A1) 5:32
6. Satin Lady (A2) 7:56
7. Ocho Rios (second version) (A2) 7:31
8. Monkash (B1) 6:28
9. Mahogany (B1) 6:51
1. Illusion (B2) 6:57
2. Poinsettia (B2) 6:21
3. Fragments (B2) 5:01
4. Soul Mate (B2) 6:20
5. Illusion (alternate take) (B2) 6:26
6. Interfusion (C) 7:23
7. Resolution (C) 6:22
8. Chained (C) 5:37
9. MOMA (C) 5:32
10. Nine At The Bottom (C) 5:49
11. Six At The Top (C) 9:07
12. Nine At The Bottom (alternate take) (C) 6:12
1. For Blue People Only (D) 9:34
2. Enamorado (D) 6:07
3. Mother's Tale (D) 9:27
4. Oriba (first version) (D) 5:38
5. Oriba (second version) (D) 6:12
6. Awake (E) 7:05
7. Now (E) 4:40
8. I (E) 7:30
9. Yomo (E) 10:02
10. Prevue (E) 6:14
(A1) Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Pat Patrick, flute, alto clarinet, alto sax, baritone sax; Bennie Maupin, flute, tenor sax; Andrew Hill, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Paul Motian, drums.
Recorded on January 16, 1970.
(A2) Charles Tolliver, trumpet, flugelhorn; Pat Patrick, flute, alto clarinet, alto sax; Bennie Maupin, flute, bass clarinet, tenor sax; Andrew Hill, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Ben Riley, drums.
Recorded on January 23, 1970.
(B1) Carlos Garnett, tenor sax; Andrew Hill, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Freddie Waits, drums; Sanford Allen, violin; Selwart Clarke, Booker Rowe, viola; Kermit Moore, cello.
Recorded on June 13,1969.
(B2) Bennie Maupin, flute, tenor sax; Andrew Hill, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Mickey Roker, drums; Sanford Allen, violin; Selwart Clarke, Al Brown, viola; Kermit Moore, cello.
Recorded on August 1,1969.
(C) Andrew Hill, piano; Ron Carter, bass, Teddy Robinson, drums.
Hill plays soprano sax on a section of "Six At The Top" and organ on sections of "Resolution" and "Nine At The Bottom".
Recorded on May 17,1967.
(D) Woody Shaw, trumpet; Robin Kenyatta, alto sax; Sam Rivers, soprano sax, tenor sax; Howard Johnson, baritone sax, tuba; Andrew Hill, piano; Herbie Lewis, bass; Teddy Robinson, drums.
Recorded on October 31,1967
(E) Robin Kenyatta, alto sax; Sam Rivers, flute, soprano sax, tenor sax; Andrew Hill, piano, organ; Cecil McBee, bass; Teddy Robinson, drums; Nadi Qamar (Spaulding Givens), thumb piano, African drum, bells.
Recorded on February 10,1967
Original sessions produced by Francis Wolff (A,B,D) and Alfred Lion (C,E)
Recording engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
All sessions recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
"Ocho Rios (first version)" (listed as "One For One") (A1), "Diddy Wah" (A1), "Without Malice" (A2), "Illusion" (B2), "Poinsettia" (B2) and "Fragments" (B2) were previously issued on ONE FOR ONE (Blue Note BNLA459-2). All other selections are previously unissued.
Produced for release by Michael Cuscuna
Sessions A & B were remixed from the original eight-track tapes in 2003 by Malcolm Addey at the Malcolm Addey Studio, New York City.
Mastered in 24 bit by Malcolm Addey
Session E has survived only in the form of 7 ½ ips mono tapes. All other sessions are stereo.
Masters appear courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
This compilation (p) 2005 EMI Music Special Markets. Manufactured by EMI Music Special Markets, 1750 Vine Street, Hollywood, California 90028. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Printed in the U.S.A. © 2005 Mosaic Records, L.L.C. All rights reserved.