NOCTURNAL REVIEWS so far…..

EARLY REVIEWS FOR NOCTURNAL

“No one plays, writes or puts together a band better than this great, talented lady! NOCTURNAL is another in a growing list of deep excellent works from Hilton.” Russ Davis/Voice of America 

“NOCTURNAL is simply phenomenal.   The composing and playing on this album is a tour de force. A quantum lead forward outward and upward for Hilton as a composer and she and her band have executed it flawlessly – truly an amazing group producing truly amazing music.. This is the best album I’ve heard in a decade, maybe in two decades. Deserving of record of the year on anyone’s list.” KVNF Radio

“Traditional modern jazz is represented by a contemporary style, and newly recorded by the long-awaited quintet of Lisa Hilton. Antonio Sanchez on drums, in front of JD Allen tenor, along with the wonderful trumpet of Terrell Stafford, mainly original songs with a fresh melodic beauty – her piano it’s great”. HMV.com

“A collection of hard-hitting originals… her strongest outing yet.” George Harris/JazzWeekly

 “Lisa Hilton has done a remarkable job.” The New York Jazz City Record

 “Lisa Hilton just gets better.” WTJU Radio

“Highly anticipated….” New York Cool

“What a wonderful album.” Exploring Jazz/WUNH

NOCTURNAL…”Speaks subtly of Satie and sublimely of Ellington…. Hilton has put together the right band and chosen the right repertoire to demonstrate her treasure trove of musical influences…..” About.com

 “Remarkable emotional depth and clarity from all band members…” World Jazz News

“Hilton’s compositions and melodies bear repeat listening sessions. I found myself returning to this CD several times…” Audiophile Audition

 “Composer/pianist/bandleader Lisa Hilton composes distinctive originals that are influenced by a wide swath of music.” Dan Ouellette/Zeal!nyc

 “Wow! It’s just great – the best yet!” Pete Hammond/2MAXFM Australia

 “Excellent skill in the use of the piano, well constructed compositions, unique musical atmospheres, brilliant improvisation and outstanding melodies: these would be the qualities of the Californian composer and pianist Lisa Hilton. The entire disk provides, as is common in the music of Hilton, countless moments of emotion with the roles of accompanying musicians many times reaching virtuosity. This new album has brought together an impressive and brilliant group of musicians who are no strangers to the music, offering a palette of rhythms and colorful sounds. Once again, the music of Lisa Hilton is a success. Congratulations Ms Hilton!” No Solo Jazz/ Barcelona, Spain

 “Poetic original compositions.” AnimaJazz/Pisa, Italy

 “What a beautiful set! I love the style. A superb effort!” 2RRR FM Sydney, Australia

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