Black Fire (album)

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Black Fire
Black Fire Andrew Hill.jpg
Studio album by Andrew Hill
Released End of March/early April 1964[1]
Recorded November 8, 1963
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Post-bop, modal jazz
Length 40:43
Label Blue Note
BST 84151
Producer Alfred Lion
Andrew Hill chronology
So in Love
Black Fire
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[2]

Black Fire is a studio album by American jazz pianist and composer Andrew Hill, released on Blue Note Records in 1964. It was Hill's debut for the label. Initially, Philly Joe Jones was scheduled to play on the album, but was replaced by Roy Haynes after scheduling issues. The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine calls the album "an impressive statement of purpose that retains much of its power decades after its initial release... a modern jazz classic."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Andrew Hill.

  1. "Pumpkin'" – 5:24
  2. "Subterfuge" – 8:04
  3. "Black Fire" – 6:56
  4. "Cantarnos" – 5:42
  5. "Tired Trade" – 5:51
  6. "McNeil Island" – 2:58
  7. "Land of Nod" – 5:48

Bonus tracks on CD reissue

  1. "Pumpkin'" [Alternate Take] - 5:16
  2. "Black Fire" [Alternate Take] - 5:48



  1. ^ Billboard Apr 11, 1964
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed 30 March 2009