The Hard Bop / Avant-Garde Synergy of Andrew Hill (1963 - 1965)

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Blue Note Records in the 1960s released such iconoclastic projects as Cecil Taylor's Unit Structures and Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch, but the label was best known for music on the Art BlakeyHorace Silver axis. As Ted Gioia has noted ..."other, less radical Blue Note releases showed that there could be a meeting point between hard bop and the avant-garde. Important projects such as Andrew Hill's Point of Departure [1964], [and] Bobby Hutcherson's Dialogue [1965]... were anything but drab repetitions of old hard-bop formulas." Pianist Andrew Hill played an important role in much of this music. The Hard Bop / Avant-Garde synergy of Andrew Hill, including his contributions to releases by Jimmy Woods and Bobby Hutcherson, in this hour on Jazz at 100.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Jimmy Woods Sextet "Coming Home" from Conflict (Contemporary) 2:36
  • Host speaks 8:31
  • Andrew Hill Quartet "Wailing Wall" from Smokestack (Blue Note) 9:43
  • Host speaks 15:25
  • Andrew Hill Sextet "Dedication" from Point of Departure (Blue Note) 18:11
  • Andrew Hill Sextet "New Monastery" from Point of Departure (Blue Note) 24:52
  • Host speaks 31:52
  • Andrew Hill Quartet "Land of Nod" from Black Fire (Blue Note) 34:25
  • Andrew Hill Quartet "Siete Ocho" from Judgement (Blue Note) 40:10
  • Bobby Hutcherson Sextet "Catta" from Dialogue (Blue Note) 49:05
  • Host Outro 56:20

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