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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Andrew Hill - Point of Departure

Holy shit, you guys see that line-up? Yeah this is one of those monster gatherings of musicians.

Released in '64, this record has Andrew Hill at his prime, deconstructing the post-bop idiom to suit his own avant-garde leanings. The great Tony Williams was still early in his career then, but of course, playing with the confidence of a seasoned veteran, working with Richard Davis on bass extremely well. On top of that, we have the triple-threat horn section of Henderson, Dolphy and Dorham. Man, what a great combination of different styles.

This is perfect for anyone who is yet to experience anything slightly left-of-centre in their jazz, as it's still very accessible, but extremely intriguing. Essential to anyones collection.

Point of Departure

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