Lisa Hilton: The New York Sessions (2007)
The album is book-ended by two takes of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now, with Hilton's solo piano showing classical flourishes on the opening version. The full quintet appears early on, and the presentation is rather routine bebop on Hilton's "Over and Over Again. On another original, "Just Want to Be with You," the horns are heard only on the melody line. There is negligible solo time afforded to Pelt or Wilson, though they are featured on the bluesy "A Bit of Soul and enliven the mid-tempoed "Where Are You Now."
Johnny Mandel's "Emily" and Thelonious Monk's "Epistrophy" are the only non-original songs remaining. "Listen to Your Heart," "Mystery," "Seduction," and "The Last Time" are solo piano tracks in Hilton's romantic but new age style.
Track Listing: Both Sides Now; Over and Over Again; Just Want to Be With You; A Bit of Soul; Emily; Seduction; The Last Time; Where Are You Now; Listen to Your Heart; Epistrophy; Mystery; Both Sides Now (Alt.).
Personnel: Lisa Hilton: piano; Christian McBride: bass; Lewis Nash: drums; Jeremy Pelt: trumpet and flugelhorn; Steve Wilson: sax.
Record Label: Self Produced