Home » Musicians » Discography » Transparent Sky


Transparent Sky

Transparent Sky by Lisa Hilton
buy album

Lisa Hilton

Label: Ruby Slippers Productions
Released: 2021
Duration: 39:00
Views: 4,631

Track Listing

Santa Monica Samba; Random Journey; Nightingales & Fairy Tales; Living in Limbo; God Bless the Child; Chromatic Chronicles; Fall Upon a Miracle; Infinite Tango; Extraordinary Everyday Things; Transparent Sky.


Luques Curtis
bass, acoustic

Album Description

As America and other countries re-emerge from the limitations of 2020, Lisa Hilton and her trio with Rudy Royston and Luques Curtis, enthusiastically embrace the moment with a vibrant new jazz offering that will inspire, uplift and motivate us all. Rich with glorious harmonies and unique compositions, Hilton’s swinging band radiates a sun bleached aura to listeners. Throughout the album Hilton, Royston and Curtis develop a surprisingly wide range of rhythmic ideas from a variety of genres, masterfully blending classic traditions with new approaches and upbeat style. The recording jumps in with the Latin tinged Santa Monica Samba, quickly following with the equally energetic Random Journey on this collection of nine originals, plus one cover. Hilton has a way with ballads, and Nightingales & Fairy Tales is no exception. With its slight nod to Bill Evans in the sixties, this has the making of a jazz classic for a twenty - first century audience. Living In Limbo, Chromatic Chronicles, Fall Upon a Miracle and Infinite Tango, highlight the multiple creative rhythms of Hilton’s compositions and showcase ample opportunities for Curtis’s agile bass, and the delightful details of Royston’s drums. A cover of God Bless The Child, co-written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr, is a charmer, and like all the tracks here, is skillfully and originally presented without being forced. Slowing towards the album’s end, Extraordinary Everyday Things is a calm and expressive soundscape. With a surprise twist, Hilton finishes the album with the title track, Transparent Sky as a sonorous piano solo.



Album uploaded by Michael Ricci


Post a comment about this album

Shop Amazon

Album Reviews

Fredrik Rasten
Shadow Plays
Craig Taborn
Room 118
OSU Jazz Orchestra
Live at the Village Vanguard
Christian McBride & Inside Straight
My Astorian Queen
Martin Wind Quartet
Piano Blossoms
Marcos Ariel

Song of the Day

Deep, Dark and Blue
Rodrigo Faina
Juan Dhas
Let's Fall
Kristen Lee Sergeant
Javier García

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.