The Jazz Show Episode May 26, 2014

Broadcast on 26-May-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Pianist/composer Andrew Hill: "Passing Ships"

Andrew Hill was a unique and wonderful composer/pianist. Andrew attracted the ear of Blue Note head honcho, Alfred Lion when Hill moved to New York in 1963. Hill appeared as a sideman on Hank Mobley's classic "No Room For Squares" date and Mr. Lion immediately signed Andrew to a contract and produced Andrew's first album for Blue Note the now classic "Black Fire". Hill made many records for the label but many were not released as Lion didn't wish to flood the small market. Hill's music is sometimes difficult, quirky and not in the mainstream...in other words, an acquired taste. However when you "get" Andrew's music....one will never forget it! This date was discovered in the vaults of Blue Note and at first deemed unreleaseable but soon after a second listening, Mr. Hill okayed it's release. It became one of the most discussed albums of 2003 and praised by all quarters...fans and critics. The band consists of trumpeters Woody Shaw and Dizzy Reece. Trombonist Julian Priester and French horn virtuoso, Robert Northern plus Howard Johnson on tuba and bass clarinet.The single reed performer is the great Joe Farrell who is heard on tenor and soprano saxophone, alto flute, bass clarinet and English horn. The bassist is Ron Carter and the drummer is the young Lenny White. All the compositions are by Andrew Hill and the date was done in November 1969. Profound and moving music.

Track Listing:

Soul Stirrin
Benny Green · Soul Stirrin'
Neo
Miles Davis · At The Blackhawk
I Thought About You
Miles Davis · At The Blackhawk
Walkin'
Miles Davis · At The Blackhawk
Flamingo
Duke Ellington · The Blanton/Webster Band
Blue Serge
Duke Ellington · The Blanton/Webster Band
Ko-Ko
Duke Ellington · The Blanton/Webster Band
Triplin' Awhile
Harold Land/Red Mitchell · Hear Ye!
I'm Old Fashioned
Harold Land/Red Mitchell · Hear Ye!
How High The Moon
Oscar Peterson · At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival
52nd Street Theme
Oscar Peterson · At The Stratford Shakespearian Festival
The Days of Wine And Roses
Joe Coughlin · Saloon Standard
The Touch of Your Lips
Joe Coughlin · Saloon Standard
Sideways
Andrew Hill · Passing Ships
Passing Ships
Andrew Hill · Passing Ships
Plantation Bag
Andrew Hill · Passing Ships
Noon Tide
Andrew Hill · Passing Ships
The Brown Queen
Andrew Hill · Passing Ships
Cascade
Andrew Hill · Passing Ships
Yesterday's Tomorrow
Andrew Hill · Passing Ships
Red
Brandi Disterheft · The Jazz Descendants
Rosita
Brandi Disterheft · The Jazz Descendants
Soul Stirrin'
enny Green · Soul Stirrin'