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Take Five With Lisa Hilton, Revisited

Read "Take Five With Lisa Hilton, Revisited" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Lisa Hilton Lisa Kristine Hilton is a composer, pianist, producer and bandleader. Growing up on California's beautiful central coast, Hilton was so entranced with the piano that she taught herself to play with a colored keyboard guide and composed simple songs before beginning piano lessons. Attending college in San Francisco, she missed the creativity she had previously experienced in music, so she switched majors, graduating with a degree in art. When Hilton returned to the piano, she remained driven by the ...


Album Review

Lisa Hilton: Paradise Cove

Read "Paradise Cove" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

At a time in our collective consciousness when it appears nothing is functioning as it once did, or is as reliable as it once was, or gives us purpose and solace as we once knew, along comes the soft sustaining magic of Lisa Hilton's gorgeous new recording, Paradise Cove, and for all of its enchanting forty-five minutes all is right with the world again. Hilton may not have the wild chops of many of her peers or the ...


Album Review

Lisa Hilton: Life is Beautiful

Read "Life is Beautiful" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

There's an affirmation of goodness to the music of pianist Lisa Hilton, a quiet something of a positive nature that is known intrinsically true. But the world and its crowded barges of babbling talking heads are frantically convincing us all otherwise. So listen in to Life Is Beautiful before it's all too late. Without flash, pyrotechnic soloing, or virtuoso histrionics, Life is Beautiful casts an aura that envelops and holds. Intimately reworking tunes she has recorded throughout her ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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