zaterdag 22 mei 2010

Andrew Hill - Point Of Departure (1965)

When this album happened in 1965, the year of the invention of free jazz, the hip jazz world was more and more descending into free jazz territory. This album was made by Andrew Hill with a sextet that, among others, had Eric Dolphy playing the saxophone, the bass clarinet and the flute. Dolphy was and will always be considered as one of the greatest players in jazz, and the albums he made as a leader are among my favourite jazz material.

So yeah, this album is a great mixture of avant-garde jazz going a wee bit free jazz at times, but most of all it is a balanced set of compositions that Andrew Hill made when he was at the top of his career.


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