“American Impressions” Reviews

“An incredible offering. One of the years best.” CriticalJazz.com March/20/2012

“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

Pick of the Week: “Deeply considered, impressionistic compositions.” Don Heckman/International Review of Music

“From a strictly right brain, (pleasure) interpretation, this album is a winner. They pay equal tributes to the legacy of jazz and to the natural progression of musical tastes, all without imitating the past.” J. Cohen/KAMP Radio

“An impressive disc. Hilton displays remarkable creativity”. George Harris/JazzWeekly/ 2012

“Hilton has set her sights on something substantial and evocative.” Mike James/JazzTimes July 2012

“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!” Hugh Carson/KVN,F March 29,2012

“Cool school. Solid stuff. A well thought out and well played date”. The Midwest Record

“Hilton uses her exemplary pianism and soloing from her band mates.” 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, April, 2012

“Lisa Hilton’s playing casts a magical spell over the listener… a timeless treasure.” Riveting Riffs/Canada 2012

“A first-rate jazz quartet disc featuring a truly great band. A moody passacaglia.” Jeff Simon/Buffalo News

“In the galaxy of contemporary jazz piano, one of the brightest stars to shine is Lisa Hilton”. JazzChill.com

“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

“With a brilliant set of players in support, her American Impressions certainly stands out”. Blinded by Sound/2012

“Her approach captures America while it is not looking…with artistic sincerity.” C.M. Bailey/AAJ All About Jazz

“With American Impressions Lisa Hilton shows again how talented she can be.” P. Dorban/Radio Ara, Luxembourg

“Rich with soul and loaded with texture.” O’s Place Jazz/2012

“Ms. Hilton’s compositions call to mind impressionist art…they reach you on another level.” WRUV Radio

“Beautiful playing and abstract impressionistic colors.” Jazz & Tzazz/Greece 2012

“Fantastic CD! Elegant compositions that paint startling pictures in a listener’s mind.” Brian Lush/Rockwired

“The musical symmetry and oneness is surreal and full of rhythmic joy. It keeps me smiling.” BubbaJackson/KKJZ

“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

“A simple but deep voyage.. A beautiful new traditional jazz release.” The New Thing, Eastside FM/Australia

“Excellent work on a great album with great quality.” Joseph Palmada Verdier/Radio Vilfant, Spain

“Wonderful jazz piano… (she’s) a great creator & player.” Dick Metcalf/Improvisation Nation Magazine

“Hilton touches your soul, leaving you begging for more”. Pete Blanchard/WICB Radio

The Best In Jazz: Top 10 on Jazz Unlimited/ Mark Zaborney/WBGU