8 September 2007

Andrew Hill - Big Band and Solo Live Recordings

This is a tribute to Andrew Hill broadcast last week on BBC Radio 3. It consists of a live US-UK Big Band concert, and excerpts from a solo session commissioned by the BBC.

Andrew Hill Big Band, recorded May 24, 2003 at the Bath Pavillion as part of the 2003 Bath International Music Festival
Tony Kofi, Jason Yarde - alto saxophones
Denys Baptiste, Greg Tardy - tenor saxophones
Phil Todd - baritone saxophone
Ron Horton, Noel Langley, Chris Storr, Byron Wallen - trumpets
Roland Bates, Pat Hartley, Fayyaz Virji - trombones
Andy Grappy - tuba
Andrew Hill - piano
John Hebert - bass
Nasheet Waits - drums
Set list:
Not Sa No Sa 15:28
Smooth 13:11
Bellezza Apposita 11:17
Divine Revelation 7:54
New Pinocchio 8.54
Flying In The Sky 7:07

Andrew Hill, recorded solo at Gateway Studios, London in April 2000
Fourth Fifth 19:33

Oddly, the setlist differs from that given for the same concert on the Hill discography website. If anyone has any clues as to why I'd be interested to know.

FM recording ripped at VBR quality 0. Links in comments.


Boromir said...

Split archive. Links:-
Part 1

Part 2

Frédito said...

I'm curious about the big band ; thanks Boromir

Abe said...

Thank you - I love his work so i pounced on this.

Arcturus said...

Hope to have this by tonight -very much looking fwd to hearing the scoring on familiar tunes - many, many thanks, man!

Anonymous said...

Hi! It seems the link is unfortunately not working anymore (unless I don't you massmirror correctly). Being a huge fan of Andrew Hill, I would it appreciate it very much if the link works again!

Thanks a lot for the beautiful blog.

Adam said...

This is such a fantastic concert, thanks a lot for sharing this with us.

Anonymous said...

I attended the concert and watched quite a few people leave the auditorium (there was a festival bar just outside) because the music was so badly compromised by the very poor acoustic and sound system at the Bath Pavilion. Mercifully, the BBC engineers can be relied upon to rescue the music when they record at this venue, and it was not until I heard the broadcast of the recording that I fully appreciated the music. The repeat broadcast some time later (from which I made my own recording off the radio) included some extra material from the start of the concert.

Anonymous said...

A really great one, but I think I lose it. Could you fix the links? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

A really great one. Could you please repost it? Thanks for all this wondeful music and specially for Andrew.

Anonymous said...

Can you repost this one?
I saw him in Verona in 1986 or 1987 and it was a wonderful concert.

Alejandro Oviedo said...

I really need to get this one again. Could you fix it?

Great music as ever!!

francisco santos said...

re post, please...

kinabalu said...

New link:


This was originally posted in two separate folders, but for the sake of convenience, I have combined them into one.

francisco santos said...


Anonymous said...

¡Muchas gracias! :)

Alistair said...

I have the original broadcast - it has an extra 30 minutes more