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Andrew Hill's 'Dusk'

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Andrew Hill's 'Dusk'

Andrew Hill's 'Dusk'

Andrew Hill's 'Dusk'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

By the time he was 20 years old, Andrew Hill had studied with composer Paul Hindemith and played with jazz great Charlie Parker. Alfred Lion — founder of Blue Note records — was so impressed with the young pianist in 1963, that he signed him to a contract. Within eight months Lion had recorded five albums worth of original Hill compositions.

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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