This is the third Hilliard Greene CD I have I my collection, and the first that is solo bass. The others were recorded
with The Jazz Expressions on Bluejay Records (www.bluejayrecords.com). I have heard Hill Greene perform on several occasions, both in concert and at informal venues. Hill has a unique interpretation
of the possibilities of the bass, and this solo bass CD contains soulful, soothing music that resonates with folk culture
of the American Heartland, Hill's heritage from Iowa, the South, and now New York. The themes are simple, the music complex.
#1 – Home Health Aid – This piece has a skipping, youthful, and positive feel with a vibrant rhythm.
#2 – Bass Folk Song – Hill's use of the bow unearths deep, emotional power in this song.
#5 – Yoyogi – From his Yoyogi CD, this piece seems to blend American folklore and urban Jazz.
#8 – Samantha and Sluggo – Hill's bow seems to elicit a religious and existential quality to very evocative