Nuance – CD
Solo piano at its finest: Nuance is a beautifully recorded collection of favorite tracks from the acclaimed pianist, composer, and bandleader.
“It’s magic.” Diana Nollen/Cedar Rapids Gazette
1. Twilight / Lisa Hilton
2. Just For Fun / Lisa Hilton
3. Stars / Lisa Hilton
4. Off Minor / Thelonious Monk
5. So This Is Love / Lisa Hilton
6. Wake Me Up When September Ends / Green Day
7. Malibu / Lisa Hilton
8. Blue Reflections / Lisa Hilton
9. Meltdown / Lisa Hilton
10. The Thrill Is Gone / Roy Hawkins and Rick Darnell
11. Early Morning Impressions / Lisa Hilton
12. Warm Summer Night / Lisa Hilton
“When I hear Lisa Hilton play, it makes me smile. There is something about her music that is earthly, spontaneous and truly from the heart. I can honestly say her music touches my musical DNA.”
Bubba Jackson/KKJZ Radio, Los Angeles
“One of the few pianists with her own identifiable sound – this is a recording that focuses and captures the exquisite subtleties of life. Her pieces like ‘Stars’ and ‘So This Is Love’ glisten with poise and grace. ‘Meltdown’ and her reading of Monk’s ‘Off Minor’ display her ability to mix solos that exude deeply personal reflection…a lovely album of originals and standards that sets a mood. Pensive and impressionistic.”
George Harris/All About Jazz
“An interesting musical journey for piano ace Hilton… have we got a ‘new’ artist for you. Check it out.”
Chris Spector/The Midwest Record
Diana Nollen/Cedar Rapids Gazette
“Nuance is a tenacious detoxification from the jazz mediocrity. Lisa Hilton has offered the shelves of jazz a carousel of diverse signature sounds.”
“Although Lisa Hilton has been compared to some of the best pianists in history, such as Bill Evans and Brad Mehldau, her sound and style are of her own”.
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“A deeply expressive style of coaxing sounds from keys and offering rich melodies and improvisations”.
Philip Booth/DownBeat Magazine
“Her crystalline touch goes from the dark and foreboding deep to the celebrative high notes, delivering shadowy reflections along with vivacious joy”.
“The legacy of pianist Lisa Hilton escalates her degree of prominence in the global jazz hemisphere”.
Karl Stober/eJazz News
“An impressionist intent on creating and sustaining moods”.
George Kanzler/All About Jazz/NY
“Hilton’s originality is her strength”.