Andrew Hill: Dusk




Andrew Hill (piano)


Dusk (Palmetto 2057)

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Andrew Hill (piano), Ron Horton (trumpet), Marty Ehrlich (alto sax), Scott Colley (bass), Billy Drummond (drums),

Greg Tardy (tenor sax)


Composed by Andrew Hill


Recorded: Maggie's Farm, Bucks County, PA, September 15, 1999


Rating: 94/100 (learn more)

This project was initially spurred by Hill's re-creation of the instrumentation from his classic 1964 Point of Departure release for a 1998 jazz festival. However, when the band went into the studio, it didn't worry about resurrecting 1960s jazz -- instead it produced one of the finest examples of close-of-the-millennium American music. The tone on the 12-minute title track is dark and moody, but also leisurely and introspective. This is Andrew Hill at his best, and a perfect realization of the unique muse of an artist whose formative experiences spanned everything from [Earl] Hines to [Paul] Hindemith.

Reviewer: Ted Gioia

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