Hill, Andrew / A Beautiful Day
Album: A Beautiful Day   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hill, Andrew   Added:Jul 2002
Label:Palmetto Records  

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 04, 2016: Clean Copper Radio
Faded Beauty, Divine Revelation
4. Jul 23, 2003: Umami Jazz Program
Divine Revelation
2. Dec 17, 2015: Meow
5. Apr 02, 2003: Umami Jazz Program
A Beautiful Day
3. Apr 27, 2007: Memory Select
Divine Revelation
6. Sep 27, 2002: Memory Select
J Di

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-08-08
Big band! But with Andrew's touch -- "normal" sounding jazz with tangled, complex elements in the composing and plenty of room for outside solos, or for untethered group soloing.

Excellent stuff, recorded live at Birdland in NYC. It's great to see Andrew put out new albums, and even nicer to see that he had the budget to get this band together.

*1- Fast! with cool choppy piano solo
2- Slow and pretty, with flutes
*3- Kind of a Spanish flair. Dramatic, brassy.
*4- Fast and weirdly disjoint. Burbly
5- Mid/slow swing with strange rhythms, an off-kilter groove
6- Lots of fast untethered soloing. Includes a mood-killing tuba solo early on.
*7- Slow and pretty, but packs some power.
8- Andrew says good night to the crowd.

Track Listing
1. Divine Revelation   5. New Pinnochio
2. Faded Beauty   6. J Di
3. Bellezza   7. A Beautiful Day
4. 5 Mo   8. 11/8