A Beautiful Day

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A Beautiful Day
A Beautiful Day.jpg
Live album by
RecordedJanuary 24–26, 2002
ProducerMatt Balitsaris
Andrew Hill chronology
A Beautiful Day
The Day the World Stood Still

A Beautiful Day is a live album by American jazz pianist Andrew Hill recorded in 2002 at Birdland in New York City and released on the Palmetto label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[3]

The Allmusic review by David R. Adler awarded the album 4 stars and stated "this remarkable live album... boasts a large ensemble, billed at Birdland and previous gigs as the Andrew Hill Sextet + 11. Despite a large regiment of horns, Hill's reflective piano figures prominently... With its wide array of available textures and juxtapositions, the big band proves an ideal vehicle for Hill's powerful, unclassifiable music".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Andrew Hill.

  1. "Divine Revelation" – 8:19
  2. "Faded Beauty" – 11:28
  3. "Bellezza" – 8:43
  4. "5 Mo" – 6:42
  5. "New Pinnochio" – 7:36
  6. "J Di" – 5:50
  7. "A Beautiful Day" – 11:44
  8. "11/8" – 1:06
  • Recorded at Birdland, New York City on January 24–26, 2002



  1. ^ Andrew Hill discography accessed October 1, 2010
  2. ^ a b Adler, D. R. Allmusic Review accessed October 1, 2010
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 703. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.