April 13, 2015
HORIZONS includes twelve tracks: nine distinctive tunes composed by Lisa Hilton, which echo these ideas. From the straight ahead “Nocturnal” and Basie inspired, “Surfer Blues”, to the intrigue of “Vapors and Shadows” or the playfulness of “Dolphins” and “Perfect Day,” Hilton and her well – honed band bring a playlist of jazz styles. Tracks “The Sky and the Ocean” and “Lazy Moon,” as well the elegant arrangements of Duke Ellington’s gem, “Sunset and the Mocking Bird” (from his “Queen’s Suite”), and the Mercer/Mancini classic, “Moon River,” are where Hilton and the band shine with lush melodic soul, amply showcasing Allen’s seductive tones, Jone’s bell -like trumpet and Hilton’s shimmering piano. Royston and August contribute well throughout especially on The Black Keys, thumping “Gold on the Ceiling,” and the thoughtful, “Currents.” “When It Rains” highlights Hilton’s impressionistic solo piano soundscapes.
“There are a lot of great jazz pianists but Lisa Hilton takes a back seat to none of them.” World News
April 1, 2015
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COME EXPERIENCE THE MUSIC LIVE:
APR 16 Thursday at Junior Blind of America/Los Angeles 4pm (solo piano)
MAY 14 Thursday at SF Jazz/Joe Henderson Lab 8:00pm
MAY 15 Friday at The Smith Center, Las Vegas/NV 7:00pm *
MAY 16/Saturday at The Smith Center, Las Vegas/NV 7:00 pm *
MAY 17/Sunday at Vibrato Grill Jazz/ L.A. 7:00 & 8:30 pm *
(* With Lisa Hilton/piano, Ben Street/bass & Rudy Royston/drums.)
JAN 17, 2015/Sunday at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall/NYC 2:00 pm
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