Andrew Hill – Lift Every Voice

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A rare and beautiful Andrew Hill session, and one of the classic Blue Note entries into the “jazz and voices” sound that the label pioneered with Donald Byrd and Eddie Gale. Hill leads a core jazz group that includes Woody Shaw, Carlos Garnett, Richard Davis, and Freddie Waits — and the group is backed by a vocal ensemble with a very spiritual vibe. The sound is a lot more hip than the Donald Byrd & Voices albums, and the playing of the core jazz group is very very soulful — along the lines of Hill’s Grass Roots album, which was also from the same period. The record’s similar to the Max Roach/Billy Harper vocal work around the same time, and titles include “Ghetto Lights”, “Hey Hey”, “Two Lullabies”, and “Love Chant”. A very unique album for Andrew Hill!

Tracklist

01. Hey Hey
02. Lift Every Voice
03. Two Lullabies
04. Love Chant
05. Ghetto Lights
06. Blue Spark
07. A Tender Tale
08. Drew’s Tune
09. Mother Mercy
10. Natural Spirit
11. Such It Is

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One Response to “Andrew Hill – Lift Every Voice”

  1. Merkaba says:

    Awesome!

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