The Hill (album)

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The Hill
The Hill (album).jpg
Studio album by David Murray Trio
Released 1987
Recorded November 29, 1986
Genre Jazz
Length 48:39
Label Black Saint
David Murray Trio chronology
I Want to Talk About You
The Hill
The Healers

The Hill is the twelfth album by David Murray to be released on the Italian Black Saint label. It was released in 1987 and features performances by Murray, Richard Davis and Joe Chambers.


The Allmusic review by Brian Olewnick awarded the album 3 stars stating "The Hill offers an accurate snapshot of Murray in the mid-'80s, straddling the mainstream and avant-garde and proving himself quite adept in either.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Santa Barbara and Crenshaw Follies" - 8:25
  2. "The Hill" - 9:00
  3. "Fling" (Butch Morris) - 7:09
  4. "Take the Coltrane" (Duke Ellington) - 7:42
  5. "Herbie Miller" - 5:52
  6. "Chelsea Bridge" (Billy Strayhorn) - 10:31
All compositions by David Murray except as indicated
  • Recorded at Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, November 29, 1986



  1. ^ a b Olewnick, B. Allmusic Review accessed July 9, 2011