“Every day I see so much beauty and truth in nature…” acclaimed composer/pianist Lisa Hilton writes about her latest release, Horizons. “By exploring these ideas musically, we hope to have created a sense of expansiveness, depth, beauty and hope.” Horizons, out April 7 in a twelve track CD or ten track vinyl release, features exceptional performances from the deep tenor sax of J.D. Allen, the clarion trumpet of Sean Jones, the fluency of Julliard trained Gregg August on bass and the ever inventive Rudy Royston on drums along with Hilton’s evocative piano. Hilton and her band bring a playlist of jazz styles inspired by Count Basie, Horace Silver or Duke Ellington, but also including covers of the Mancini classic, “Moon River” and the Black Keys, “Gold on the Ceiling” as well as nine of Hilton’s compositions. Horizons is out April 7, 2015 in a twelve track CD or ten track vinyl version on Amazon, CDBaby as well as downloads at iTunes.
“An intimate soundscape inspired by the forces of nature …an all star band.” Critical Jazz “Alternately lush and hard-driving post-bop on a winning new release.” Time Out New York
“The music is artfully constructed but delivers an affecting punch.” The New York Jazz City Record
“Absolutely incredible music and an album well worth your attention.” Hugh Carson KVNF Radio
Watch Official Video: The Sky and the Ocean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WlTblOPs1c
COME EXPERIENCE THE MUSIC LIVE:
APR 16 Thursday at Junior Blind of America/Los Angeles 4pm (solo piano)
MAY 14 Thursday at SF Jazz/Joe Henderson Lab 8:00pm *
MAY 15 Friday at The Smith Center, Las Vegas/NV 7:00pm *
MAY 16/Saturday at The Smith Center, Las Vegas/NV 7:00 pm *
MAY 17/Sunday at Vibrato Grill Jazz/ L.A. 7:00 & 8:30 pm *
* With Lisa Hilton/piano, Ben Street/bass & Rudy Royston/drums.
JAN 17, 2015/Sunday at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall/NYC 2:00 pm
Cover photo by Steven Lippman See all tour dates: Tour