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Lisa Hilton

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Don Lucoff 

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Lisa Hilton

Website:
LisaHiltonMusic.com

Production Company:
Ruby Slippers Productions

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As America and other countriesre-emerge from the limitations of 2020, Lisa Hilton and her trio with Rudy Royston and Luques Curtis, enthusiastically embrace the moment with a vibrant new jazz offering that will inspire, uplift and motivate us all. Rich withglorious harmoniesand unique compositions,Hilton’sswinging band radiatesa sun bleached aurato listeners.

Throughout the album Hilton, Royston and Curtis develop a surprisingly wide range of rhythmic ideas from a variety of genres, masterfully blending classic traditions with new approaches and up beat style. The recording jumps in with the Latin tinged Santa Monica Samba, quickly following with the equally energetic Random Journey on this collection of nine originals, plus one cover. Hilton has a way with ballads, and Nightingales & Fairy Tales is no exception. With its slight nod to Bill Evansin the sixties, this has the making of a jazz classic for a twenty-first century audience. Living In Limbo, Chromatic Chronicles, Fall Upon a Miracle andInfinite Tango, highlight the multiple creative rhythms of Hilton’s compositions and showcase ample opportunities for Curtis’s agile bass, and the delightful details of Royston’s drums. A cover of God Bless The Child, co-written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr, is a charmer, and like all the tracks here, is skillfully and originally presented without being forced.

Slowing towards the album’ send, Extraordinary Everyday Things is a calm and expressive soundscape. With a surprise twist, Hilton finishes the album  with the title track, Transparent Sky as a sonorous piano solo. Hilton, Curtis, and Royston will debut this new album on Thursday, November 18th/8pm at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall/NYC. Lisa Kristine Hilton is a distinctive composer of jazz, an acclaimed pianist, a bandleader and producer. Growing up in a small town on California’s central coast, she originally taught herself to play piano with a colored keyboard guide, writing her first simple songs around six years, before beginning studies in classical and twentieth century music starting at the age of eight. In college she switched majors from music, and graduated instead with a degree in art. This art background informs her musical creations: she describes “painting” compositions using improvisation, and harmony or “sculpting” with multiple rhythmic ideas from different cultures.

Hilton’s music draws on classical traditions, and twentieth century modernists as well as classic American jazz greats such as Cole Porter, Thelonious Monk, and Horace Silver, as well as blues heroes Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson. Hilton’s musicannually tops the jazz charts and appears on popular shows such as Apple Music’s Pure Jazz Playlist. In the book, “The New Face of Jazz: An Intimate Look at Today’s Living Legends and Artists of Tomorrow” by Cicily Janus, it states that Hilton has been “compared to some of the best pianists in history.” Noting that the overwhelming majority of music performed in jazz clubs and concert halls today are of compositions written by male musicians, Hilton is outspoken about the importance of presenting, and listening, to music composed by women in these fields as well.

  • AVAILABLE NOW: Lisa Hilton | “Transparent Sky” - Lisa Hilton and her Trio with Rudy Royston and Luques Curtis Masterfully Blend Classic Traditions in an Inspiring New Recording   Lisa Hilton’s Transparent Sky is AVAILABLE NOW #1 Amazon New Release/Jazz “One of the most original sounding yet still under the radar pianist/composers has to be So Cal based Lisa Hilton.”  – Jazz Weekly As…
  • Lisa Hilton | “Transparent Sky” | Available September 3 - Lisa Hilton and her Trio with Rudy Royston and Luques Curtis Masterfully Blend Classic Traditions in an Inspiring New Recording   Lisa Hilton’s Transparent Sky is Available Sept 3 As America and other countries re-emerge from the limitations of 2020, Lisa Hilton and her trio with Rudy Royston and Luques Curtis, enthusiastically embrace the moment…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Lisa Hilton | “More Than Another Day” | Ruby Slipper Productions - Lisa Hilton Presents More Than Another Day Available Now via Ruby Slipper Productions Hilton Offers a Creative and Expansive New Album  Teeming With Original Compositions Featuring  Rudy Royston and Luques Curtis   “Attention grabbing!!” – KVNF Radio “Impressions of color and depth.” – JazzWeekly   “A smoking trio date but what it really is a tour de force for…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Lisa Hilton’s “Chalkboard Destiny | Ruby Slipper Productions - AVAILABLE NOW: Lisa Hilton Redefines Her Path with New Album Chalkboard Destiny via Ruby Slipper Productions “We live in an exciting time of constant change…” is the introductory quote from composer and acclaimed pianist Lisa Hilton in the liner notes for her new release Chalkboard Destiny, recorded with jazz luminaries JD Allen on tenor sax, Rudy Royston on drums and Luques Curtis on bass. It’s an appropriate prelude…
  • Lisa Hilton | “Chalkboard Destiny” on Ruby Slipper Productions - Lisa Hilton Redefines Her Path with Latest Album Chalkboard Destiny Available December 6 via Ruby Slipper Productions Hilton is Joined by J.D. Allen, Rudy Royston and Luques Curtis   “WOW! A quantum leap compositionally, as well as the overall aura.  Hilton has an absolutely unique and beautiful sound – fast or slow – BRAVO!” – Hugh Carson, KVNF Radio “My favorite album we’ve…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Lisa Hilton | “OASIS” | Ruby Slippers Productions - Available Now on Ruby Slippers Productions: Lisa Hilton Forges Safe Haven During Tumultuous Times with New Release OASIS “Hilton’s melodies frequently blend the two-handed punch of Horace Silver with the moodiness of McCoy Tyner…” – Stereogum “Hilton’s music is picturesque and impressionistic… the pianist has excellent technique.” – DownBeat An enticing oasis pulsing with West Coast cool energy is…
  • Lisa Hilton | “OASIS” | Available December 7 via Ruby Slippers Productions - Lisa Hilton Forges Safe Haven During Tumultuous Times with New Release OASIS Album Available December 7 via Ruby Slippers Productions “Hilton’s melodies frequently blend the two-handed punch of Horace Silver with the moodiness of McCoy Tyner…” – Stereogum “Hilton’s music is picturesque and impressionistic…the pianist has excellent technique.” – Downbeat An enticing oasis pulsing with West…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Lisa Hilton -“Escapism”- Ruby Slippers Productions - Out Today on Ruby Slippers Productions    Lisa Hilton Sets Forth On A  Journey Promoting Peace, Tranquility and  Positive Energy with Escapism  Lisa Hilton often settles in at her piano and riffs on everyone from Miles Davis and Horace Silver to The Black Keys and Green Day, until she can find peace within the notes, letting them fill the…
  • Lisa Hilton – “Escapism” – Available December 1 on Ruby Slippers Productions - Lisa Hilton Sets Forth On A Journey Promoting  Peace, Tranquility and Positive Energy with Escapism –  Available December 1 on Ruby Slippers Productions    Lisa Hilton often settles in at her piano and riffs on everyone from Miles Davis and Horace Silver to The Black Keys and Green Day, until she can find peace within the notes,…

Lisa Hilton Transparent Sky

Transparent Sky

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Record Label: Ruby Slippers Productions
Release Date: September 3, 2021