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.