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Andrew Hill at Trinity

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About The Video

Andrew Hill emerged in the '60s as one of most original and identifiable pianists and composers in jazz. Blue Note founder Alfred Lion considered him to be his last great discovery.

This March 29, 2007 concert at the historic Trinity Church in lower Manhattan by Hill with John Hebert and Eric McPherson would be his last public performance.

He came to the church just minutes before the 1 pm start time and was too weak to walk on his own, talking in a hoarse whisper. But once he made it to the piano, he was fully alive.

A recording session for this trio was planned for April 18, but Andrew was too ill to get to the studio. He died two days later. His memorial service was held at the Trinity Church where he and his wife Joanne were members.

Customer Comments

He is at home in his music and in this trio. Regard his face, when he is smiling to his partners.
- richter1photo

beautiful moving inspirational three way musical conversation!
- gumbo

s compositional original that only now is being given serious attention. thanks for this clip and thanks to Cuscuna for taking Hill's recordings out of the vaults.
- monrovian bear

Poignant performance
- MLM

Touchy. I recently had after too much time searching Hill's Mosaic. Had his wonderful Nefertiti cd too. Always surprising. A musician never understood enough
- Alessandro

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