Hello and Happy May!
We’re happy to see we are once again #29 on the JazzWeek chart. That’s Sean Jones, Rudy Royston, myself, JD Allen and Gregg August working away on HORIZONS last fall, and it’s just terrific to see the support our second and third weeks at radio. We appreciate it very much – whether you are a large, small, internet, specialty show or syndicated station, it means a lot that you enjoy our creativity. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT: WAER/NY, WAWL/TN, WBGU/OH, WCLK/GA, WCNI/CT, WCPN/OH, WDBX/IL, WDET/MI, WDNA/FL, WDVR/NJ, WEMU/MI, WERU/ME, WESS/PA, WFCF/FL, WFIT/FL, WGMC/NY, WGVU/MI, WHPC/NY, WICR/IN, WJSU/MS, WKNH/NH, WLFR/NJ, WMBH/ME, WMNR & WRXC/CT, WMUA/MA, WMUH/PA, WNCU/NC, WNMC/MI, WOMR/MA, WPFW/DC, WPRB/NJ, WQLN/PA, WRBC/ME, WRPI/NY, WRTI/PA, WSHA/NC, WSIE/IL, WTJU/VA, WTUL/LA, WUEV/IN, WUMER/TN, WVIA/PA, WVUD/DE, WWSP/WI, WWUH/CT, WWVU/WV, WXPN/PA, WYSO/OH, ZMR/LA, KACU/TX, KAJZ/CO, KAJZ/NM, KANU/KANH/KANV/TX, KBAC/NM, KBEM/MN, KBRW/AK, KCAW/AK, KCCK/IA, KCCR/WA, KCSM/CA, KDNK/CO, KDVS/CA, KDYA/CA, KEOL/HI, KEWU/WA, KMBH&KHIH/CO, KKRN&KWMR/CA, KLCC/OR, KMNO & KEAO/HI, KMST/MO KMSU/MN, KMUN/OR, KMUW/KS, KMXT & KUHB/AK KNTU/TX, KOPN/MO, KOPR/online, KDSRCB/CA, KRCL/UT, KRFC/CO, KRSC/KY, KRTU/TX, KRVR/CA, KSDS/CA, KSER/WA, KTEP/TX, KTSU/TX, KUNV/NV, KUSD/SD, KUVO/CO, KVNF/CO -they did a “CD release event on air that was great fun, KYGT/CO, KZYX & KZYZ/CA, A ULTIMA FRONTIERA/SPAIN, ACCURADIO/IL, AMBIENT STUDIOS/UK, ANIMA JAZZ/ITALY, AUDIOADACITY/MO, ASTREUX/VA, BLU FM/AUSTRALIA, CALM RADIO/CANADA, CFRO/CANADA, CINQ/CANADA, CJLL/CANADA, CKUW/CANADA, CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTALS, CO, ENLIGHTENED PIANO/NE, FULL CIRCLE/LA, GALAXIE/NJ, GOT RADIO/CA & AZ, HPR-2/HI, INSTRUMENTAL HITS/online, JAZZ AFTER HOURS/WA, JAZZ FROM THE GALLERY/CA, JAZZ RADIO..COM/CA, MAX FM/ AUSTRALIA, MixIR/online, MOJA RADIO/FL, MPR/MT, MUSIC BEYOND WORDS/CO, MUSICAS IMAGINADAS/online, MY SPIRIT RADIO/UK, NO SOLO JAZZ/SPAIN, ONE WORLD MUSIC/GREECE, PEACEFUL RADIO/HOLLAND, PHASE RADIO/AUSTRALIA, OUR PLACE RADIO/online, RADIO CLUJ/ROMANIA, RADIO DESPI/SPAIN, RADIO GALILEE/CANADA, RADIO PEACEFUL MOMENTS/online, RADIO RELAX/BELARUS, RADIOIO/NCRADIO TUNES/RUSSIA, RADIO VALENCIA/SPAIN, SOLO PIANO RADIO/TX, SOUL & JAZZ/ NE, SOUL TRAVELER/online, TAINT RADIO/NC, THE GLOBAL VOICE-WQNA/CA, TOPPY JAZZ/HOLLAND and probably a few more that I have missed, bringing us to about 150 stations so far in our quest to share our music everywhere. Wonderful! We hope your audience really enjoys the music. We also liked being on the CMJ chart last week too, and will be on the ZMR chart very soon too.
The idea behind HORIZONS is related to the challenges we face in our lives today – from Nepal to Baltimore the world seems to constantly pull at our spirits. We tried to create music with the sense of uplift that you receive when you are in nature – a sense of renewal in the middle of constant change.
I’ll be on tour with Rudy Royston and Ben Street this month, (please come if you can!), and we’ll be stopping in and talking with Kim Linzy at KUNV too:
MAY 14 Thurs at SF Jazz/Joe Henderson Lab / 8:00pm * San Francisco, CA / www.SFJazz.org
MAY 15 /16 Friday & Saturday at The Smith Center/7pm *Las Vegas, NV www.TheSmithCenter.com
MAY 17 Sunday at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz/7pm & 8:30 Bel Aire, CA / https://vibrato.herbalpertpresents.com
A couple new reviews too:
“Sensuously lyrical and improvisationally rich…” http://blogcritics.org/music-review-lisa-hilton-horizons/
“Her quintet (which includes all-stars Sean Jones, JD Allen, Gregg August and Rudy Royston) get every bit of lyricism out of every note”. http://www.birdistheworm.com/2015/04/09
“Lisa Hilton continues to rise up on the scale of musicians deserving of wider recognition.” Arturo Gomez/KUVO Radio
“Destined to be one of the top 10 albums of 2015! It fires on all cylinders.” Gary Lowe/WUNH Radio
“Absolutely incredible music and an album well worth your attention.” Hugh Carson/KVNF Radio
I really want to thank everyone, and wish everyone a great month!