The Paris Smith Kenneth Hill Quartets

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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Top drawer moody laden basement bebop led by Chicago Vibist Paris Smith and Tenor saxophone player Kenneth Hill.

The Quartets album, Paris Smith and Kenneth Hill's first album together with original material. A truly remarkable underground jazz album that sounds like it was recorded 10 years earlier, top feeling and very much alive. Paris Smith – vibes, Kenneth Hill – sax, Michael Smith & Donnell Lambert – Bass, Usama – Drums. Comes with new picture, new liner notes and remastered sound. Limited to 500!

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1 review for The Paris Smith Kenneth Hill Quartets

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    An incredible album from the Chicago jazz underground of the 70s – one of a handful of rare albums cut by Paris Smith – a very under-discovered talent of his generation! Paris plays vibes, and has this incredible ear for unusual colors and tones – and for very fresh rhythmic changes in the music, which starts in more familiar territory of modal and spiritual jazz – then takes off into something else entirely! The group features equally amazing reed work from Kenneth Hill – a player who can be freely expressive, but without ever getting stuck too far outside – and the quartet also features drums from Usama, and bass from either Michael Smith or Donnell Lambert. This album’s one of the few that Smith ever issued, on his own Oracle label – and all tracks are originals, with a beautiful sound – and titles that include “Mood For John”, “53rd Street Ghost”, “Bring Out The Skeleton”, and “The Last One”.

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