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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 her is piano chops to really walk the walk… The kind of classic sound/feeling date that first got you into jazz piano trio sets, this might appear simple but that doesn’t stop it from being as tasty as it gets. Hot stuff.” – Midwest Record Recap

“Hilton has a clear vision of how she wants to sound as she beautifully plays the Steinway…her piano sound is lush, delicate and highly melodic…. A rich balance of emotions and harmonic colors as well.” – Glide Magazine


More Than Anther Day is the latest jazz release from composer/pianist/producer, Lisa Kristine Hilton. Hilton and her longstanding band mates: Rudy Royston on drums, and Luques Curtis on bass, as well as the imposing JD Allen on tenor sax, had just finished the first half of their tour for their 2020 album, Chalkboard Destiny, when the corona virus forced a shut – down of the tour, and of course a lockdown in the U.S. Grounded and worried for a relative stuck and sick in Italy, Hilton did what she’s always done: “I have always turned to my creativity in difficult times. I think it’s how I process what is happening in our world.” As for the effects of the lockdown? “I grew up in a small town where it seemed nothing ever happened. Creative projects flourish in “down” times– I think quiet propels creativity.”

More Than Another Day opens up with the title track showcasing the creative range of Hilton and her trio. Seamlessly moving through different rhythmic ideas, genres and eras, Royston and Curtis provide stellar additions to Hilton’s nine compositions and one cover tune. The trio powers through the upbeat and swinging Retro Road Trip. With its groovy riffs, this might just be the feel good track you’ve been waiting for. Secret Beach, Karma Chaos and Cole Porter’s I’ve Got You Under My Skin, all exude refreshing Latin ideas. Blues & Beauty captures the moods we’ve been encountering this year with Hilton’s expressive and bluesy piano, but also surprises the listener with serenity and beauty as well. The ballads, No Sleep Until…, Today I Looked At Love and So This Is Love give the album a rich balance of emotions and harmonic colors as well. If you listen carefully, you can pick up Hilton’s range of style influences – Antonio Carlos Jobim and Count Basie perhaps, but also Bill Evans comes to mind.  This is music for today, for this year, and of course, for More Than Another Day.

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


About Lisa K. Hilton

Lisa Kristine Hilton is a distinctive composer of jazz, as well as an acclaimed pianist. 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. Hilton’s art background informs her compositions: she describes “painting” compositions using improvisation, and harmony or “sculpting” with constantly changing 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 Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Horace Silver, as well as blues heroes Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson. A prolific and passionate composer as well as an accomplished producer, Hilton has recorded about 300 tracks. In the book, “The New Face of Jazz: An Intimate Look at Today’s Living Legends and Artists of Tomorrow” by Cicly Janus, it states that Hilton has been “compared to some of the best pianists in history.”

Hilton often speaks of the profound imbalance of jazz and classical music presented in great concert halls, opera theaters and clubs where the vast majority of music heard is written by male composers: “The music created by women should also be performed, to be enjoyed by audiences around the world.” Hilton also regularly works with students who are visually disabled across the US stating: “Music should be for everyone.”

Lisa Hilton “More Than Another Day” Official Music Video

Lisa Hilton · More Than Another Day

Ruby Slipper Productions 1025 · Release Date: December 4, 2020

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