Ruby Slippers, 2020, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Jazz pianist, bandleader and composer Lisa Hilton takes a fresh approach on her latest release Chalkboard Destiny, a mix of contemporary, bouncy blues and warm jazzy ballads. There are relaxing tunes like “Temporary Lullaby” in a trio format with Rudy Royston (d) and Luques Curtis (b); jovial mid-tempo tunes like “Adventures Alibis”, and “Rush Hour Rhapsody” & “Waltz From Nowhere” with JD Allen adding tenor sax. Hilton makes a strong case for you to engage in her west coast, cool jazz and we’re biting!