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ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Seven Women 2018 - Part I

Read "Seven Women 2018 - Part I" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

If 2017 taught me anything, it was that my “Five Women" column would need to expand. So, this year, we will enlarge the format to “Seven Women" and be the better for it.

Anat Cohen Tentet
Happy Song
Anzic Records
2017

Anat Cohen's excellent Happy Song was released last ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Lisa Hilton Sets Forth On A Journey Promoting Peace, Tranquility and Positive Energy with "Escapism" - Available December 1 on Ruby Slippers Productions

Lisa Hilton Sets Forth On A Journey Promoting  Peace, Tranquility and Positive Energy with "Escapism" -  Available December 1 on Ruby Slippers Productions

Lisa Hilton often settles in at her piano and riffs on everyone from Miles Davis and Horace Silver to The Black Keys and Green Day, until she can find peace within the notes, letting them fill the room and fall where they languish in this glow of calm with a touch of brooding blues. Then this ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Piano – Emily Bear, Dan Cray, Lisa Hilton, Emmet Cohen, Julien Labro

Read "Piano – Emily Bear, Dan Cray, Lisa Hilton, Emmet Cohen, Julien Labro" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Like jazz vocal releases, piano-led affairs are legion. The jazz piano combo is a format that is difficult to get either bad or good. Here are five recent releases looking for the latter.

Emily Bear Trio
Into the Blue
Edston Records
2015

The immediate charm ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianst Lisa Hilton Release "Day & Night" on Ruby Slippers Productions

Pianst Lisa Hilton Release "Day & Night" on Ruby Slippers Productions

Nineteen albums in, after working with the top-drawer jazz masters, like Antonio Sanchez, Christian McBride, Nasheet Waits, Sean Jones, Marcus Gilmore, Steve Wilson, Jeremy Pelt, Lewis Nash, Billy Hart, Larry Grenadier, Rudy Royston, and Bobby Militello, among others, LISA HILTON strips her music down to the essentials and returns to the solo format with Day & ...

Jazz Quanta May

Read "Jazz Quanta May" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Oran Etkin
Gathering Light
Motema
2014

Multi-reedist Oran Etkin gathers his scattered points of inspiration from the whole of the Eastern Hemisphere and a good bit of the Western one. Etkin's main horn is the bass clarinet...not completely unheard of, Eric Dolphy played a mean one, but one ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Composer/Pianist Lisa Hilton Shifts Perspectives Of Life, Music, And Art On Upcoming Release, "Kaleidoscope"

Composer/Pianist Lisa Hilton Shifts Perspectives Of  Life, Music, And Art On Upcoming Release, "Kaleidoscope"

Like a kaleidoscope shifting its colorful pieces to create a new vision of a well-known view, pianist/composer Lisa Hilton blends the ever-changing elements of modern and traditional jazz on her 16th release to date. Kaleidoscope (available March 11 on Ruby Slippers Productions) is Hilton's answer to viewing our world and lives with a new perspective. Although Hilton has been a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lisa Hilton: Getaway

Read "Getaway" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Nei suoi CD la Hilton sa bene come mettere in mostra le rilevanti doti di pianista. In Getaway (uscito due anni dopo Underground), attraverso undici composizioni originali e due standard, la forma-canzone è il punto di partenza per una varietà di spunti. Grazie anche alla presenza di una ritmica di livello assoluto, il trio firma un ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Enter the "Lisa Hilton - Getaway" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

Enter the "Lisa Hilton - Getaway"  Giveaway at All About Jazz!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the “Lisa Hilton - Getaway“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on May 5th. Click here to enter the contest

(Becoming a fan of Lisa Hilton at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.)

Good luck! About Getaway

Getaway is Hilton's 15th release ...

Take Five With Lisa Hilton

Read "Take Five With Lisa Hilton" reviewed by Lisa Hilton

Meet Lisa Hilton:

Lisa Hilton is considered one of the most distinctive composers and pianists in jazz today. Trained as a classical pianist but with a degree in art, she has created her evocative, individualistic and impressionistic “sound paintings" for over a decade as a leader. In the book, The New Face of Jazz, Hilton ...

Lisa Hilton: Getaway

Read "Getaway" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist Lisa Hilton has made an art out of balancing the simple and complex. Her work speaks with extreme clarity and serves as a benchmark for a less-is-more style of piano playing that appeals to a wide swath of listeners, but it isn't plain-Jane jazz. Hilton has a way of taking a basic idea and stretching ...