Andrew Hill (June 30, 1931Howard Mandel "Andrew Hill: 1931-2007", All About Jazz, 20 April 2007. Retrieved on 20 April 2007. During his life time, Hill's year of birth was always given as 1937. – April 20, 2007) was an American jazz pianist and composer.
Life and career
Born in Chicago, IllinoisLiner notes of early records incorrectly identified his birthplace as Port-au-Prince, Haiti., Hill took up piano at 13, and was encouraged by Earl Hines. He was referred by jazz composer Bill Russo to Paul Hindemith, with whom he studied until 1952. While a teenager he performed in rhythm and blues bands and with touring jazz musicians, including Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.Hill first recorded as a sideman in 1954, but his reputation was made by his Blue Note recordings as leader from 1963 to 1970, which featured several other important post-bop musicians including Joe Chambers, Richard Davis, Eric Dolphy, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones, Woody Shaw, and
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