Saturday, April 27, 2013

Andrew Hill - Lift Every Voice (1969)


In which jazz pianist Andrew Hill incorporates a full choir into his ensemble. Like much of Hill's work, Lift Every Voice deftly straddles the line between avant-garde and accessible.

Track listing:
1. Hey Hey
2. Lift Every Voice
3. Two Lullabies
4. Love Chant
5. Ghetto Lights
6. Blues Spark
7. A Tender Tale
8. Drew's Tune
9. Mother Mercy
10. Natural Spirit
11. Such It Is

We will not go back

5 comments:

  1. Nice! Love this, lost my copy years ago... how do you feel about other choir-jazz albums, for ex. Donald Byrd's "A New Perspective"? I may have to post that one soon...

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    1. The only other one I can recall hearing is McCoy Tyner's "Inner Voices," which is awesome. You should definitely post that, I'd love to hear it.

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  2. I did not point out, last time I breezed thru, that this was another link I was having trouble with (I had already complained about 3 and was feeling too greedy)
    I very much appreciate your help on all the others, but this also is an enticing looking recording (Hill with a choir? hmmm) And The Link Looks not like it works to me. "No Go Showboat"

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  3. MY BAD... "SHOWBOAT" AFTERALL, just gotta do a captcha that looks like a login catpcha but it is not.

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  4. dude you are becoming my favorite blog(willard is great but u r closer a musical journey which i always love... willard is awesome and huge, inconstant sun is great too... but ur crazy and really in the realm of tons of shit i never seen b4 cept i knew Andrew Hill just didnt have these... i kind of skip past the morbid looking stuff though)

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