HILTON_HORIZONS_HIGHHello and Happy April!

Hope you enjoyed a nice Holiday weekend.  I was up in SF visiting family – catching a couple sunny days and a couple rainy ones.  The BIG news here though,  is that our new release, HORIZONS is Officially out as of today, April 7th!  Yeah!  After several months composing, a couple months post production, and then a few more months working on packaging and finishing it feels GREAT to share with the world.  The experience is like a new baby or perhaps Christmas – there’s a lot of work and prep time that goes on for quite a while behind the scenes, and then you get to enjoy the experience.  Each album is a bit different: HORIZONS features some new players: the clarion trumpet of Sean Jones (he also is head of the trumpet dept at Berklee College), Julliard trained bassist Gregg August and the ever inventive drummer, Rudy Royston.  My favorite tenor sax player, JD Allen, is on this recoding as well.  HORIZONS takes itinspiration from nature: when my life is touched by challenge I can find answers and peace by looking outside.  Every day I see so much beauty, truth, and healing after difficulties in nature.  In our highly tech world, I believe we need nature and art more than ever, so we have tried to explore these ideas musically through sound, melody and improvisation to create a sense of expansiveness, depth, beauty and hope for today and our future. There’s some terrific playing by the band, and I really think youll like of the tunes – a playlist of styles and moods so theres something for everyone.  You can hear references to Count Basie, Horace Silver, Satie or Duke Ellington, in my original compositions, but we also included covers of the Mancini classic, “Moon River” and the Black Keys, “Gold on the Ceiling” .  Heres our Official video: The Sky and the Ocean:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WlTblOPs1c   Some people have already started buying HORIZONS – thank you as always for your support.  NEW and exciting this year: we have a 10 track vinyl option as well as the 12 track CD, or digital version. (Vinyl comes with a free download card as well). Here are the buy links: AmazonCDBaby as well as downloads at  iTunes and  www.lisahiltonmusic.com  Kind words: “An intimate soundscape inspired by the forces of nature …an all star band.”  Critical Jazz   “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.  Thank you, and hope to see you soon – oh and please wish us luck on this!   Take care, Lisa https://www.facebook.com/LisaHiltonMusic 

MAY 14 Thursday at SF Jazz/Joe Henderson Lab  8:00pm *  (Mark your calendar – this will be posted soon).

MAY 15 Friday at The Smith Center, Las Vegas/NV  7:00pm * http://www.thesmithcenter.com/calendar/
MAY 16/Saturday at The Smith Center, Las Vegas/NV  7:00 pm *  http://www.thesmithcenter.com/calendar/
MAY 17/Sunday at Vibrato Grill Jazz/ L.A. 7:00 & 8:30 pm *  https://vibrato.herbalpertpresents.com/show-calendar/  (I recommend calling for a table reservation: 310.474.9400)
* With Lisa Hilton/piano, Ben Street/bass & Rudy Royston/drums.
JAN 17, 2015/Sunday at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall/NYC 2:00 pm  (Mark your calendar – this will be posted later in the year).
Photo by Steven Lippman     See all tour dates: Tour        For More information contact: www.lisahiltonmusic.com     P.O. Box 6368, Malibu, CA 90264