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Album Review

Lisa Hilton: Transparent Sky

Read "Transparent Sky" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


It is a real wonder why a genuinely and generously creative spirit such as pianist Lisa Hilton hasn't broken through to a larger audience. Her philosophy of new ideas tied to older heartbeats, countered effusively by an actively improvisational impressionism, has resulted in a discography brightly colored with real beauts such as Chalkboard Destiny (2019), Oasis (2018), Escapism (2017), Day & Night (2016) and Nocturnal, (2016) (all on her own Ruby Slippers Productions.) Now add Transparent Sky to ...

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Radio & Podcasts

New Releases From Lisa Hilton, Foster Joseph and Francesca Remigi With Celebrations for Carole King, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Jutta Hipp and More

Read "New Releases From Lisa Hilton, Foster Joseph and Francesca Remigi With Celebrations for Carole King, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Jutta Hipp and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast begins the February fundraiser for the station and includes new releases from pianist Lisa Hilton, vocalist Foster Joseph and drummer Francesca Remigi with birthday shout outs to Lil Hardin Armstrong, Jutta Hipp, Carole King (nominated a second time for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Bettye LaVette and Melody Gardot, among others.Playlist Alan Broadbent Trio “Struttin' With Some Barbeque" from Trio In Motion (Savant) 00:00 Shirley Horn “Just For a Thrill" from Live at the ...

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Album Review

Lisa Hilton: More Than Another Day

Read "More Than Another Day" reviewed by Peter J. Hoetjes


Pianist and composer Lisa Hilton's More Than Another Day is yet another effort reacting to the gloom which hung over the music industry in 2020. That does not mean the album is necessarily bleak. A brief survey of the cover photography will tell a very different story. Donning a wide-brimmed hat, blonde hair splayed out over a black summer dress, carrying a bouquet of white roses in one hand and a weathered, vintage suitcase in the other, Hilton seems to ...

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Album Review

Lisa Hilton: More Than Another Day

Read "More Than Another Day" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


It's very comforting to know that, as Annus Horribilis (2020) crashes to its long awaited, cursed demise, pianist/composer Lisa Hilton delivers, as she has faithfully over the past few years, a year-end gift to aficionados everywhere with her soulfully bluesy More Than Another Day. When you consider all our anxious caution for the year ahead, More Than Another Day may be a more laid back affair given 2019's watermark Chalkboard Destiny (Ruby Slippers Productions), 2018's ascendant Oasis (Ruby ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Lisa Hilton, Randy Brecker, Dexter Gordon and More

Read "Lisa Hilton, Randy Brecker, Dexter Gordon and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week we open with Malibu-based jazz Pianist Lisa Hilton and end with London-based jazz fusion guitarist Jules Hay. In between, we hear some quality work from Christian McBride, Felipe Salles, Dave Glasser and many more. Enjoy the show, my friends. Playlist Lisa Hilton “Waltz from Nowhere" Chalkboard Destiny (Ruby Slippers) 00:00 Host talks 5:16 Christian McBride Big Band “Night Train" For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver (Mack Avenue Records) 7:45 Tbone Paxton and the RJ Spangler Quarter “Smile" ...

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Album Review

Lisa Hilton: Chalkboard Destiny

Read "Chalkboard Destiny" reviewed by Doug Hall


Not surprisingly, considering the political and social climate existing on the threshold of 2020, pianist and composer Lisa Hilton finds ripe inspiration for material on Chalkboard Destiny. Addressing the point, she writes: “Our future, our destiny, can be continually reshaped—we are not beholden by history or traditional myths, allowing us a freedom in creation." With a stellar line-up of musicians, including JD Allen on tenor sax, Rudy Royston on drums and Luques Curtis on bass, Hilton is set to begin ...

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Album Review

Lisa Hilton: Chalkboard Destiny

Read "Chalkboard Destiny" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


By finely feathering-in her Pacific cool to a gritty, more urban sense of persistent chaos, Chalkboard Destiny may very well be the ten-song set which places pianist Lisa Hilton well beyond the borders of West Coast fandom and East Coast fetishism and gathers her the wider audience she richly deserves. And here's hoping, because Chalkboard Destiny and the quartet Hilton calls her own--drummer Rudy Royston, bassist Luques Curtis and JD Allen on tenor sax--create a vibe which is ...


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