The Coffee Foundry's Acoustic Saturdays
(Published: May 24, 2011)
Featuring Bassist HILLLIARD 'HILL' GREENE, SOLO
Hilliard (Hill) Greene - bassist
Hilliard Greene has been acclaimed for composing and performing
solo contrabass music since 1984 throughout
North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
He is currently musical director for jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott and his supporting group, The Jazz Expressions. Formally bassist and Concert Master for Cecil Taylor.
What the critics say......
"...Greene can keep the listener interested - very interested - for upwards of an hour, all by himself. His new album, "Alone," is a riveting hour plus of material, mostly originals, that stand up well as melodic compositions played with passionate dedication. There is a wide range of styles and forms, and there is no risk of boredom among the eight tunes."
-Steve Greenlee, Boston Globe
"Besides the exciting moving music, there is the amazement of the man's technique. He is a real virtuoso. Hearing this album, we can all say we could just never have imagined the bass as a solo instrument that is wholly absorbing..."
- James Forte, Wildflower Publishers
"For many decades the bass has ceased to be looked at as an accompaniment instrument entirely. At the same time, very few musicians dare to release solo bass recordings. Bassists like Dave Holland, Eberhard Weber, Barre Phillips and Miroslav Vitous have done that very successfully. Among those, we can add the name Hill Greene with his solo bass recording entitled "Alone". ... Even though the unique virtuosity of Hill Greene can capture the mind of the listener, what really sets him apart is his musicality, passion, and dedication to the art."
- Vangelis Aragiannis, Ipirotikos Agon - Athens, Greece
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