Smokestack (album)

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Smoke Stack
Studio album by Andrew Hill
Released 1966
Recorded December 13, 1963
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Post bop
Avant-garde jazz
Length 39:40 (LP)
60:45 (CD)
Label Blue Note Records
BST 84160
Producer Alfred Lion
Andrew Hill chronology
Black Fire
(1963)
Smoke Stack
(1963)
Judgment!
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Smoke Stack is the third studio album by jazz pianist Andrew Hill, recorded in 1963 and released in 1966 on Blue Note Records. It was his second recording as leader on the record label.[2] "Ode to Von" is dedicated to saxophonist Von Freeman, whilst "Verne" is dedicated to Hill's first wife, Laverne Gillette.[3] The album is notable for its use of two basses playing simultaneously.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Andrew Hill

  1. "Smoke Stack" - 5:00
  2. "The Day After" - 5:07
  3. "Wailing Wail" - 5:46
  4. "Ode to Von" - 4:29
  5. "Not So" - 6:24
  6. "Verne" - 5:48
  7. "30 Pier Avenue" - 7:06

Bonus tracks on CD:

  1. "Smoke Stack" [Alternate take] - 4:20
  2. "The Day After" [Alternate take] - 4:49
  3. "Ode to Von" [Alternate take] - 5:28
  4. "Not So" [Alternate take] - 6:28

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Smokestack Review". Allmusic. 
  3. ^ Original liner notes