Andrew Hill died last week. There's an obituary here. In it John Fordham writes of Hill's album Point of Departure (1964 - 57 minutes) as having 'brought awed reactions across the jazz scene, for its dazzling exploration of jolting time-shifts and searing colours'. Cook and Morton say it is 'one of the very great jazz albums of the '60s'. Hill's playing has something of the angular, quirky character of Monk's music, and great melodic inventiveness. On this album he is supported by the brilliance of Joe Henderson, Eric Dolphy and Kenny Dorham. Not one to be without.
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