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    Andrew Hill
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    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed
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Andrew Hill (born June 30, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American jazz pianist and composer. Hill took up piano at 13, and was encouraged by Earl Hines. He was referred by jazz composer Bill Russo to Paul Hindemith, with whom he studied until 1952.

While a teenager he performed in rhythm and blues bands and with touring jazz musicians,

Andrew Hill (born June 30, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American jazz pianist and composer. Hill took up piano at 13, and was encouraged by Earl Hines. He was referred by jazz composer Bill Russo to Paul Hindemith, with whom he studied until 1952.

While a teenager he performed in rhythm and blues bands and with touring jazz musicians, including Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. Hill first recorded as a sideman in 1955, but his reputation was made by his Blue Note recordings. Hill also played on albums by Hutcherson (Dialogue, 1965), Henderson (Our Thing, 1963), Hank Mobley (No Room for Squares, 1963), and Sam Rivers (Involution, 1966). His compositions are distinctive and they formed four of the six pieces on Hutcherson's Dialogue.

The quality of composition and improvisation on these albums warrants their re-issue by Blue Note Records. Hill has rarely worked as a sideman since the 1960s. He has preferred to play his own compositions. As a result, his public exposure has been severely limited. He obtained a doctorate in music from Colgate University of Hamilton and served as the university's composer in residence from 1970 to 1972. He later taught in California and at Portland State University. He returned to New York City in 1990. Hill's compositions have a contemplative mood. He has always been known for the rhythmic and harmonic complexity of his performances and compositions.

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