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Andrew Hill photographed in his home, 2005.
Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist
March 21, 2014 With his heady, bop-rooted explorations of improvised music, pianist and composer Hill stretched the boundaries of jazz. He demonstrated his mastery of melody, rhythm and technique in a 2005 session.
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September 14, 2009 Blue Note Records is a record label for which the visuals carry almost as much artistic cachet as the music. The label's covers tend to employ generous amounts of white space, splashes of color, prominent shading and themes evoking introspection and celebration. All of that frequently translates to the music inside.
April 27, 2007 Jazz pianist Andrew Hill died of lung cancer last week at the age of 75. The Chicago native was an innovative artist who worked with some of the greatest names in jazz music. But his experimental jazz compositions kept him from being widely recognized until late in life. Farai Chideya offers this tribute.
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April 20, 2007 Pianist and composer Andrew Hill was one of the least-known, but one of the most revered — among musicians and fans — of the jazz players who came on the scene in New York in the 1960s. He died today at the age of 75, several years after he'd been diagnosed with lung cancer.
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March 28, 2006 Every time Andrew Hill takes a seat behind a piano, the jazz world takes note. "Time Lines" speaks to his brilliance at teetering between the worlds of the blues and the abstract. And it's one of the funkiest compositions in Hill's massive repertoire.
October 29, 2003 Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the CD, Passing Ships, by Andrew Hill, which was recorded in 1969 but never released until now.
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June 27, 2000 Andrew Hill's music is challenging. Not in a thorny, avant-garde way — it's just complex. So, despite being a legend among jazz fans and musicians, he's never had a huge audience. But Hill doesn't seem to mind. He's pursued a career at his own pace. Now he has a critically-acclaimed new CD called Dusk. Tom Vitale reports.
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