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A standout from Blue Note

What an album. It's the type of thing I can just keep turning over again and again. Andrew Hill and his incredible sidemen have created a painting I just don't get sick of looking at. Abstract and wandering, while still grounded in the earth. Avant and free, yet soft and beautiful.
Though everyone shines, Dolphy really has some revelatory highlights in here.
And while each song is magnificent, "Spectrum" is quite the piece to be reckoned with. Forward-thinking, emotive, intriguing and surprising. A stunning, standout cut from the Blue Note catalogue.


Born: June 30, 1937 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Andrew Hill was a great and even groundbreaking composer and pianist, yet the relatively circumscribed scale of his innovations might have originally caused him to get lost in the shuffle of the '60s free jazz revolution. While many of his contemporaries were totally jettisoning the rhythmic and harmonic techniques of bop and hard bop, Hill worked to extend their possibilities; his was a revolution from within. Much of the most compelling '60s jazz was nearly aleatoric; Hill, on the other hand, exhibited...
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Point of Departure (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition Remastered), Andrew Hill
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  • $10.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Avant-Garde Jazz
  • Released: May 06, 1999

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