I hope summer is going well for you. It’s a sunny day in Malibu! “American Impressions” continues to do great at radio with now well over 200 stations playing tracks in the last 2 1/2 months. We are all very thankful for the radio support and for these wonderful reviews for “American Impressions”:
“An incredible offering. One of the years best.”
“Hilton understands that America is more than cornfields and beaches and she achieves greatness by reaching into dark corners and under-explored avenues. American Impressions presents rich slices of uncensored scenery filtered through the mind of a true original at the top of her game”.
Dan Bilawsky/All About Jazz, April 2012
“American Impressions – perfect title by one of the best players in the business, Lisa Hilton captures “American Landscapes” of feeling, sound, sight and touch in such an incredibly straight-ahead and beautiful way. Brilliant. Extra –special. Whew! ‘Nuff said.”
Hugh Carson/KVN,F March 29,2012
“Cool school. Solid stuff. A well thought out and well played date”.
The Midwest Record
“From a strictly right brain, (pleasure) interpretation, this album is a winner. Yet the most noteworthy part of this quartet is the fact they pay equal tributes to the legacy of jazz and to the natural progression of musical tastes, all without imitating the past or convoluting the present. It is worth your time to listen.”
J. Cohen/KAMP Radio
“An impressive disc. Hilton displays remarkable creativity. Her team of Nasheet Waits/drums, JD Allen/tenor sax, and Larry Grenadier/bass, are at their cohesive best here.”
George Harris/JazzWeekly/ 2012
“Hilton uses her exemplary pianism and soloing from her band mates… all presented with impeccable clarity that you are sure to enjoy.”
Paula Edelstein/Sounds of Timeless Jazz/2012
“Hilton not only develops jazz as we expect it, but also ignites flows that we don’t expect. She gives birth to virgin outlooks and lustful rhythms….the Lioness of Jazz remains untamed”.
Karl Stober/EJazzNews, 2012
“It’s a WINNER!!!!!!!!!”
Dot Nielson/WCNI March/27/2012
“In the galaxy of contemporary jazz piano, one of the brightest stars to shine is Lisa Hilton”.
“A sonic tribute to the unique sounds of this wonderful country.”
The Jazz Messenger/2012
“In one word: GREAT. American Impressions is liked by Dutch listeners.”
Rolf Polak, Radio RICK, Netherlands
“Hilton’s mission appears to be to push past the norm, to engage in a conversation and to re-examine the boundaries. With a brilliant set of players in support, her American Impressions certainly stands out”.
Jordan Richardson/Blinded by Sound, May 3, 2012
“Hilton has a very potent soundtrack touch in her composing that gives her music a panoramic texture. Her approach captures America while it is not looking, resulting in a satisfying product…. With artistic sincerity and emotional depth.”
C. Michael Bailey/ All About Jazz, April 8, 2012
“With American Impressions Lisa Hilton shows again how talented she can be.” P. Dorban/Radio Ara, Luxembourg
“Fantastic CD! Hilton’s own dexterity as both piano player and composer shine through this time around with elegant compositions that paint startling pictures in a listener’s mind.”
Brian Lush/Rockwired/May 2012
“The musical symmetry and oneness is surreal. Hilton’s compositions require a kindred spirit that understands the essence of the music. It is complex, yet full of rhythmic joy”.
Bubba Jackson KKJZ CA
“Ms. Hilton is an impressive musician, as are her colleagues ….a striking recording”.
The Borderland/UK 5/2012
“This CD has an unusual concept behind it, and Lisa Hilton has pulled it off.”
KenFrankling Jazz Notes, May 2012
“Excellent work on a great album with great quality.”
Joseph Palmada Verdier/Radio Vilfant, Spain
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Have a great 4th of July upcoming next week!