sábado, 23 de mayo de 2009
Andrew Hill Trio - Strange Serenade (1980)
This is as dour and dark as anything Hill has committed to record. Silva and Waits are ideal partners in music that isn't so much minor-key as surpassingly ambigous in it's harmonic language. Hill seems on occasion to be exploring ideas that can be traced back to Bud Powell - no the straight bebop language so much as the more impressionistic things. There are curious little broken triplets and wide-interval phrases which seem to come straight from Bud's last recordings.
(The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD - Ninth Edition)
1. Mist Flower
2. Strange Serenade
Andrew Hill (piano); Alan Silva (bass); Freddie Waits (percussion).
Recorded at Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy on June 13 & 14, 1980.