Groundbreaking composer-pianist-ensemble leader * Proclaimed “last great protégé" by Blue Note Records’ founder Alfred Lion * Legacy of over 40 recordings spanning just as many years * Expanded the jazz genre through “enigmatic harmony, elasticized rhythm, and a multilayered arrangement of texture and pulse” (New York Times) * Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jazz Foundation of America * Named Jazz Composer of the Year five times by the Jazz Journalists Association, and received the JJA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 * Last release, Time Lines (Blue Note, 2006) voted Best Jazz Album by Down Beat magazine * Designated a NEA Jazz Master 2008
Andrew Hill: 21 Piano Compositions
This marks the first published music by groundbreaking composer/pianist/ensemble leader Andrew Hill (1931-2007), called the “last great protégé” by Blue Note Records’ founder Alfred Lion.
Foreword: Michael Cuscuna, Greg Osby
Contributors: Joanne Robinson Hill, Ron Horton, Frank Kimbrough, Jeffrey Lovell, Jason Moran
Works by Andrew Hill include:
Golden Sunset (1989)
Tough Love (2000)
Verona Rag (1987)
“Like Hines, Tatum, and Monk before him, Andrew Hill pushes jazz to new ground.”
Playboy, 2006 Jazz Artist of the Year
"...one of the 1960's jazz heroes..."
New York Times
Also visit the Andrew Hill website at www.andrewhilljazz.com