Passing Ships

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Passing Ships
Studio album by Andrew Hill
Released October 21, 2003
Recorded November 7 and 14, 1969
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 45:38
Label Blue Note
Blue Note 90417
Producer Francis Wolff
Andrew Hill chronology
Lift Every Voice
(1969-70)
Passing Ships
(1969)
One for One
(1965-70)

Passing Ships is the thirteenth album by American jazz pianist Andrew Hill featuring performances recorded in 1969 but not released on the Blue Note label until 2003.[1] The album features Hill with a large horn section performing seven original compositions.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "The music here is ambitious. Hill's scoring for one reed, two trumpets, and low brass is remarkable for the time".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Andrew Hill
  1. "Sideways" - 4:09
  2. "Passing Ships" - 7:08
  3. "Plantation Bag" - 8:32
  4. "Noon Tide" -9:49
  5. "The Brown Queen" - 6:22
  6. "Cascade" - 6:27
  7. "Yesterday's Tomorrow" - 5:11

Recorded on November 7 (tracks 2, 5 & 6) and November 14 (tracks 1, 3, 4 & 7), 1969.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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