Saturday, April 21, 2007

Andrew Hill: 1931 - 2007

NEW YORK (AP) -- Andrew Hill, a groundbreaking jazzman, pianist and composer known for his complex post-bop style, died early Friday, his record label announced. He was 75.

Andrew Hill's music has been in the HurdAudio Rotation lately and I've consistently been struck by the quality of his playing and especially by his accomplishments as a composer. There is sadness in his passing and love for the music he leaves behind.

Some outpouring of that love around the blogs: Foxy Digitalis, Fonocaptador, The Friday Riff, Tom Hull - on the web, The Jazzcat, Radio Mute Forum, Foucault's Lunchbox, Perfect Sounds, Fojazz, Gapersblock, SFBG, Time Out NY and JazzHQ.

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