Grass Roots (Andrew Hill album)

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Grass Roots
Studio album by Andrew Hill
Released 1968
Recorded April 19 (tracks 6-10) and August 5, 1968
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 69:02
Label Blue Note
BST 84303
Producer Francis Wolff
Andrew Hill chronology
Change
(1966)
Grass Roots
(1968)
Dance with Death
(1968)

Grass Roots is the tenth album by American jazz pianist Andrew Hill featuring performances recorded in 1968 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] The original album features Hill's quintet performing five original compositions and the 2000 CD reissue added three alternate takes and two additional compositions recorded by a sextet at an earlier session as bonus tracks.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars stating "the songs have strong melodies, even hooks, to bring casual listeners in, but they give the musicians the freedom to find a distinctive voice in their solos".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Andrew Hill

  1. "Grass Roots" - 5:41
  2. "Venture Inward" - 4:46
  3. "Mira" - 6:20
  4. "Soul Special" - 8:22
  5. "Bayou Red" - 7:45
  6. "MC" - 9:11 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "Venture Inward" [First Version] - 4:34 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Soul Special" [First Version] - 8:51 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Bayou Red" [First Version] - 5:59 Bonus track on CD reissue
  10. "Love Nocturne" - 7:33 Bonus track on CD reissue

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Hill discography accessed September 30, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed September 30, 2010