Lift Every Voice (Andrew Hill album)

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Lift Every Voice
Lift Every Voice (Andrew Hill album).jpg
Studio album by Andrew Hill
Released June 1970[1]
Recorded May 16, 1969; March 6 & 13, 1970
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 32:40 original LP
70:15 CD reissue
Label Blue Note
BST 84330
Producer Francis Wolff
Andrew Hill chronology
Dance With Death
(1968)
Lift Every Voice
(1969-70)
Passing Ships
(1969)

Lift Every Voice is the twelfth album by American jazz pianist Andrew Hill featuring performances recorded in 1969 and released on the Blue Note label in 1970.[2] The original album features Hill with a large choir performing five original compositions and the 2001 CD reissue added six additional compositions recorded in 1970 as bonus tracks.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 4 stars calling it a "remarkably advanced fusion of voices and jazz quintet".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Andrew Hill
  1. "Hey Hey" - 7:55
  2. "Lift Every Voice" - 8:06
  3. "Two Lullabies" - 5:44
  4. "Love Chant" - 5:42
  5. "Ghetto Lights" - 5:13

Bonus tracks on CD reissue:

  1. "Blue Spark" - 5:57
  2. "A Tender Tale" - 6:58
  3. "Drew's Tune" - 6:22
  4. "Mother Mercy" - 5:16
  5. "Natural Spirit" - 7:25
  6. "Such It Is" - 5:37

Recorded on May 16, 1969 (tracks 1-5), March 6, 1970 (tracks 6-8) and March 13, 1970 (tracks 9-11).

Personnel[edit]

Original LP (1-5):

Bonus tracks, 1970 recording (6-11):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard June 6, 1970
  2. ^ Andrew Hill discography accessed September 30, 2010
  3. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed October 05, 2010