Andrew Hill

Grass Roots (BST 84303)

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Grass Roots

Andrew Hill

Blue Note

9991205049141

LPS 115742

BST 84303

JAZZ

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Grass Roots

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LP 15,69 €

4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Andrew Hill’s Grass Roots is a post-Alfred Lion Blue Note with adventurous and soulful hard bop, replete with off-center soul jazz and Latin tunes. The material marks out Hill as singularly intelligent composer with a sympathetic, if unlikely, line up including Lee Morgan, Booker Ervin, Ron Carter and Freddie Waits. Hill’s compositions and arrangements are as beautiful and complex as ever, and the ventures into groove-based rhythm is not the result of “dumbing-down” but rather another musical colour for Hill’s palette, reaching the parts other soul-jazz does not

PERSONNEL:

  • Lee Morgan - trumpet
  • Booker Erwin - tenor sax
  • Andrew Hill - piano
  • Ron Carter - bass
  • Freddie Waits - drums

Englewood Cliffs, N.J., August 5, 1968.

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • 01. Grass Roots
  • 02. Venture Inward
  • 03. Mira
  • SIDE B:
  • 01. Soul Special
  • 02. Bayou Red