This Is Buck Hill

This Is Buck Hill

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by Buck Hill
     
 
Tenor saxophonist Buck Hill made his debut as a leader with this release, cut when he was already 51. Reissued on CD with an alternate take of "S.M.Y." added, this is a superior quartet set matching Hill with pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Billy Hart. Hill received some initial

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Tenor saxophonist Buck Hill made his debut as a leader with this release, cut when he was already 51. Reissued on CD with an alternate take of "S.M.Y." added, this is a superior quartet set matching Hill with pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Billy Hart. Hill received some initial publicity because of his unusual situation, being a mailman during the day and a part-time player at night. However, he certainly sounds like a world-class post-bop player on this date, exploring Williams' blues "Tokudo," two standards ("Yesterdays" and "Oleo"), and three of his own modal yet swinging originals. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/29/1994
Label:
Steeplechase
UPC:
0716043109524
catalogNumber:
31095
Rank:
110914

Tracks

  1. Toku Do
  2. Yesterdays
  3. Oleo
  4. I'm Aquarius
  5. S.M.Y.
  6. Two Chord Molly
  7. S.M.Y.

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This Is Buck Hill 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jazzophile More than 1 year ago
A super CD all around. My favorite piece is Buck Hill's beautiful ballad "I'm Aquarius."