Skip to content

ARTISTS

Lisa Hilton

Lisa_Kristine_Hilton_Pianist_Composer_Jazz_Musician_9425_FINAL_RGB

Contacts

Publicists:
Don Lucoff 

Booking:
Lisa Hilton

Website:
LisaHiltonMusic.com

Production Company:
Ruby Slippers Productions

Social Media:
YouTube
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

REQUEST DIGITAL ASSETS

Lisa Hilton and her trio, manifest a memorable experience on life is beautiful, their third recording of the pandemic era, and the acclaimed pianist, composer, and producer’s twenty-fifth album as a leader in the US. On it, Hilton indulges her love of the piano with ten original tracks and the cover gem, Ernie’s Blues, (written by Ernie Wilkins). Backed by her ever-excellent band mates: Rudy Royston on drums and Luques Curtis on bass, Hilton’s elegantly swinging piano and engaging compositions encompass a range from traditional tracks, Latin, blues and retro seamlessly. Royston continually hits the marks on his kit, and Curtis shows off plenty of style over this splendid repertoire of compositions. 

The album begins with an impressive bass solo from Curtis on the classic Ernie’s Blues. The tune’s complex chords and loose bluesy passages allow accomplished soloing from Hilton as well. Retro Road Trip highlights Royston’s rhythm skills and has a bit of a Prokofiev energy amid mid-century grooves. Inspired by classic American Standards, Hilton includes two romantic compositions here: So This Is Love and Nightingales and Fairy Tales - both evoking nostalgic charms and reminiscent of some of Bill Evans work in his sixties period. Too Hot dips into modal ideas creating its own melodic atmosphere. Hilton includes two Latin flavored compositions: Stepping Into Paradise as well as Santa Monica Samba, that show the versatility of the trio in mingling different Latin styles together effortlessly. Seduction is a solo piano piece that Hilton has recorded before, (some other tracks have also been recorded on past albums), with a new extended version here, showcasing Hilton’s love for the blues. Temporary Lullaby, written for Hilton’s daughter, is a melodic standout. In her liner notes, it mentions that More Than Another Day nods to Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Cole Porter.

Besides his work with Hilton, Royston has collaborated with an ever-expanding list of iconic jazz musicians such as Ron Miles, Bill Frisell, Rudresh Mahanthappa, and Tia Fuller. Curtis, an equally sought-after collaborator, has worked with Eddie Palmieri, Orrin Evans, Christian Scott, Sean Jones, and many more. About planning a recording session this far into the pandemic years, Hilton notes: “I think all musicians right now are hungry to play, so it feels really good when we have the opportunity to get together all day in the studio when we record. Despite the masks and other challenges, musicians need to create music. It sounds simplistic, but that's how we thrive.” Hilton has continued to compose, perform and produce an album a year in a trio, quartet, quintet or solo piano setting, and is a familiar name at the top of charts like Jazz Week, ZMR, and #1 Amazon New Releases. Hiltons albums also regularly appear on some “Best Of” lists” at All About Jazz or other sites, and popular music collections like Apple’s Pure Jazz Playlist.

Lisa Hilton’s new album, life is beautiful, is available everywhere April 1, 2022.

Read the liner notes and a Q&A with Lisa Hilton to learn more about the album.

  • Lisa Hilton | “life is beautiful” | Available Now - Lisa Hilton and Her Trio with Luques Curtis and Rudy Royston Present an Optimistic Vision Celebrating Hilton’s 25th Stateside Album: life is beautiful   Available Today   “An Absolutely Beautiful Album” – KVNF Radio Lisa Hilton and her trio, manifest a memorable experience on life is beautiful, their third recording of the pandemic era, and the acclaimed pianist,…
  • Lisa Hilton | “life is beautiful” | Available April 1 - Lisa Hilton and her trio with Luques Curtis and Rudy Royston Present an Optimistic Vision Celebrating Hilton’s 25th Stateside Album: life is beautiful   Out April 1/PreOrder March 1   “Attention grabbing!” -KVNF Radio Lisa Hilton and her trio, manifest a memorable experience on life is beautiful, their third recording of the pandemic era, and the acclaimed pianist,…
  • 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-LIfe-Is-Beautiful-High

Life is Beautiful

ITUNES AMAZON

Record Label: Ruby Slippers Productions
Release Date: April 1, 2022