Blue Black (album)

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Blue Black
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Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 26, 1975
StudioC.I. Recording Studio, New York City
LabelEast Wind
ProducerKiyoski Itoh
Andrew Hill chronology
Blue Black

Blue Black is an album by American jazz pianist Andrew Hill recorded in 1975 and released on the Japanese East Wind label.[1] The album features five of Hill's original compositions performed by a quartet.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 4 stars and stated "This 1975 session consists of five challenging originals".[2] Jon Kelman, reviewer for the website All About Jazz, notes that "Hill's playing continues to be filled with the idiosyncrasies, quirky and disjointed but at the same time surprisingly supple. Even on the more relaxed 'Mist Flower,' with Vass' flute creating a softer ambience, Hill finds ways to infiltrate the relative calm with vividly blocky chords and strong phrases that seem to stretch and compress time." [3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Andrew Hill.

  1. "Golden Spook" - 10:33
  2. "Mist Flower" - 7:28
  3. "Remnants" - 5:58
  4. "Blue Black" - 7:18
  5. "One For" - 5:45



  1. ^ Andrew Hill discography accessed October 4, 2010
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed October 4, 2010
  3. ^ Kelman, John (2 November 2005). "Andrew Hill: Blue Black (2005)". All About Jazz. Retrieved 14 April 2013.