Andrew Hill - Passing Ships
Dizzy Reece, Woody Shaw (tp)
Julian Priester (tb)
Bob Northern (frh)
Howard Johnson (tu, bcl)
Joe Farrell (ts, ss, afl, bcl, eh)
Andrew Hill (p)
Ron Carter (b)
Lenny White (d)
VGS, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 7 & 14, 1969.
Andrew Hill's Passing Ships is an album that I've been revisiting lately. Aside from Hill's compositions and the sort of heft he manages to get out of a nonet (sounds much bigger than that at times), I'm particularly impressed by the soloists, especially Joe Farrell. And how about Dizzy Reece and Woody Shaw on trumpet? I don't think at the time Hill could have found two better trumpet players.
I'm still a bit under the weather and not necessarily brimming with verbosity, so hopefully you guys can take over from here with your comments.
Edited by Frankie Machine, 13 March 2007 - 12:17 PM.