As a pianist and a composer, Andrew Hill was always fearless. He stretched hard bop to the breaking point and, while his music included the best qualities of the avant-garde and modal jazz, it was so original that it did not fit into any one category.
Hill's series of Blue Note albums in the 1960s includes many treasures, music that still sounds original and futuristic today. On Judgment, he leads a quartet with Bobby Hutcherson, Richard Davis and Elvin Jones through his innovative compositions and, while the structures are complex and unpredictable, the music reveals its own logic and surprises.
This is dynamic music that sounds unlike anyone else's. These stunning performances grow in interest and value with each listen, fulfilling Alfred Lion's vision of releasing timeless music that could have come from no other label.
Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.
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