Composer Lisa Hilton Escapism Album Cover by Justin Bettman

Lisa K. Hilton Photo by Justin Bettman.

Happy Holidays, (or HOLIDAZE as the case may be),

Just in time for the Holidays my CD Escapism releases DECEMBER 1st!  Yeah! My 20th release in 20 years!  And yes, I do feel a wee bit overworked, but euphoric too.  It is my passion, and I always feel extremely grateful when a new one is released – it really does feel a bit like a new child that you hope goes out into the world and makes a difference in others lives. This CD has myself on piano with JD Allen again on tenor sax, Gregg August on bass, Rudy Royston on drums and Terell Stafford on trumpet.  Each CD has a different musical theme and ESCAPISM is about dealing with the challenges in life today by savoring the beauty and uplifting moments that are still there around us. You can get an idea of the energy of the music by the track titles: HOT SUMMER SAMBA, MELTDOWN, ANOTHER EVERYDAY ADVENTURE, TOO HOT, ON A CLEAR DAY, MOJAVE MOON, ZERO GRAVITY, ESCAPE VELOCITY BLUES, 29 PALMS, and UTOPIA CORNUCOPIA.  Here is the just out video that was filmed in Joshua tree this month called Mojave Moon:  Please share the video around!

CDs are available here my website and I also have sheet music and downloads for sale. The CDs are great as hostess gifts, teacher gifts, co-worker or “last minute” gifts.   Of course you can always buy on iTunes: or Amazon too: If you do get the CD and like it, please write a quick review on Amazon to help us out!

It’s still really early but here are a few reviews already out:

“Escapism blows open your mind and ears….this is a hot, happening date that charts a new course for pianist Hilton.  Tasty jamming throughout.  Well done.”  Midwest Record 

“Hilton is excitingly edgy during “Another Everyday Adventure” while showing her swinging digits on “Meltdown.” Her compositions are impressive… her own reading of “On A Clear Day,” is wonderfully dreamy. A Great Escape.”  Jazz Weekly

 “Hilton’s breadth of creativity and range of ideas are astounding as she reveals the virtuosity of her pianism, musicality and artful sound.  Lisa Hilton has a lot to say. So listen.  And then listen again.”  Sounds of Timeless Jazz

 “Truly unique compositions, flawlessly played.  Regardless of the tempo, an inherent momentum informs Hilton’s music.  Her left -hand has the pounding momentum and synergy of overtones that is so incredible.  To say nothing of the right- hand improvising on a theme or taking off into absolutely unexpected and unpredictable places in such a beautiful way.  Hilton & company are relentlessly in search of excellence, while achieving it with a frequency that leaves one in jaw-dropping awe.”  Hugh “Hurricane” Carson, KVNF radio

“Hilton’s approach is fresh and uninhibited, taking musical paths less trodden and using expressive and unique chords.”  Dee Dee McNeil/Musical Memoirs Jazz Journal

“A piano that seduces & captivates; a true passion in motion from the exquisite pianist Lisa Hilton.” Actual Jazz/Uruguay

Hoping You a Wonderful Holiday Season!

Twitter: @lisahiltonmusic