Posted: Tuesday, 4 March 2008 by jazzlover in Etykiety: , ,

Augmenting his rhythm section of bassist Richard Davis and drummer Elvin Jones with vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, pianist Andrew Hill records an excellent set of subdued but adventurous post-bop with Judgment. Without any horns, the mood of the session is calmer than Black Fire, but Hill's compositions take more risks than before. Close listening reveals how he subverts hard bop structure and brings in rhythmic and harmonic elements from modal jazz and the avant-garde. The harmonic structure on each composition is quite complex, fluctuating between dissonant chords and nimble, melodic improvisations. Naturally, Hill's playing shines in this self-created context, but Hutcherson equals the pianist with his complex, provocative solos and unexpected melodic juxtapositions. Jones shifts the rhythms with style, and his solos are exceptionally musical, as is Davis' fluid bass. The combination of the band's intricate interplay and the stimulating compositions make Judgment another important release from Hill. It may require careful listening, but the results are worth it.
:::By Stephen Thomas Erlewine:::

Andrew Hill – Judgement (1964)

1. Siete Ocho 8:59
2. Flea Flop 7:23
3. Yokada Yokada 5:19
4. Alfred 7:06
5. Judgment 6:56
6. Reconciliation 7:23

Artwork By [Cover Design] - Reid Miles
Bass - Richard Davis (2)
Drums - Elvin Jones
Other [Liner Notes] - Leonard Feather
Photography [Cover Photo] - Francis Wolff
Piano, Written-By - Andrew Hill
Producer - Alfred Lion
Recorded By - Rudy Van Gelder
Vibraphone - Bobby Hutcherson

Jones performs by courtesy of Impulse Records.
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ; January 8, 1964.

6 komentarze:

  1. Sorry to be stupid, but where are the links?

  1. jazzlover says:

    At the very bottom of each post.
    Look for a little star.

  1. Great blog, but would it be possible to also include the original label name and number of the LP? Thanks.

  1. jazzlover says:

    Thanks! I will try to do my best.

  1. This is one of my all time favorites. The tune Alfred reminds me of a 3 or 4:00 AM early urban morning. Sitting in a car partially illuminated by street lights. The rain on the windshield being swept away by the wipers. I love it.