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Lisa Hilton Redefines Her Path With Latest Album 'Chalkboard Destiny' Available December 6th

Lisa Hilton Redefines Her Path With Latest Album 'Chalkboard Destiny' Available December 6th

“My favorite album we’ve worked on in there’s a lot of great music!” —Al Schmitt, 23-time Grammy winning engineer “We live in an exciting time of constant change…” is the introductory quote from the award winning composer, and acclaimed pianist Lisa Hilton, in her liner notes for her latest release Chalkboard Destiny—recorded with jazz luminaries JD ...

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Lisa Hilton: Oasis

Read "Oasis" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Like whispers of a better place just around the corner if you're prepared to take the ride, the tunes on West Coast mainstay and prolific pianist/composer Lisa Hilton's exciting, well paced Oasis work their way into your listening space and take up residence. They hop, bop and bounce along her keyboard.

Hilton, who has ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Lisa Hilton: American Impressions

Read "American Impressions" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Complacency can threaten to creep into a musician's being without their knowledge as time passes, but the opposite seems to have happened with pianist/composer Lisa Hilton. Her early records dealt in friendly pastel colors delivered in relatively safe fashion, but she's become more daring as time has passed. Her playing has become more limber, loose, organic, ...

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Lisa Hilton: Underground

Read "Underground" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In the minds of some musicians and fans, music is meant to be an athletic competition where speed and strength trump everything else, but a large segment of audiences and performers don't buy into that line of thinking. Others believe that music can be a vehicle for expressing emotions and dealing in the art of communication, ...

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Lisa Hilton: Underground

Read "Underground" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Un moderrn mainstream tutt'altro che scontato caratterizza il nono CD della pianista californiana Lisa Hilton. Al suo fianco tre superbi musicisti per un approccio trasversale agli stili del jazz, toccando blues, free e perfino echi classicheggianti. Underground è un disco in piena linea con le tendenze imperanti del post-moderno, volto a costruire percorsi mutidirezionali con un groove intenso ...

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Lisa Hilton: New York Sessions

Read "New York Sessions" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

There was “The Dream Team, a collection of NBA players who filled most of the slots on the USA basketball team for the 1992 Olympics. Then there was “the dream team, high-priced lawyers who helped O.J. Simpson get acquitted of murder charges. For Lisa Hilton, the dream team is made up of four jazz musicians who ...