An Improvisation – 2004
Andrew Hill Trio
A dynamic performance by pianist Hill and his trio
Andrew Hill (1931-2007) was a masterful pianist and a very original composer whose music fell into the avant-garde but was really in its own category.
A professional jazz pianist by 1953, he was originally a bop-based player and gained experience working with Dinah Washington, Johnny Hartman and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
However Hill’s Blue Note recordings of 1963-70 as a leader found him playing creative new music, utilizing such forward-looking musicians as Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson and Woody Shaw.
Hill is featured on a stirring improvisation at a 2004 concert in Brazil with bassist John Hebert and drummer Nasheet Waits.