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It's a Fantastic February!



It’s February, southern California survived the rains, and it feels great to play the piano again for the joy of it. When I don’t have a tour or a recording session coming up that I need to practice for, I like to just explore music – the more the merrier and lots of variety is just what I like. One of the great things about the piano is that there is so much music available to explore. Curious what I’ve been playing? First I went through all the Prokofiev Sonatas and most of French composer Maurice Ravel’s complete works for piano, and some Fats Waller - all very challenging to play I’m telling you! For fun, I’ve played some Miles Davis, some bossa novas, a book of Jule Styne compositions, and several compilations of classic jazz. What fun to sit at my beloved piano for a couple hours battling Prokofiev or discovering jazz gems! I’m excited to start on my new compositions too – the dozen little notated “embryos” of new music I sketched out during the holidays are patiently waiting for me to start on them this month and develop all new music before summer. This “composing season” for me is always an exciting time creatively. I really feels very fantastic to work on all these musical areas right now! (If you are interested reading more about my composing and music background you can check out my website: My Story or at All About Jazz: Take Five With Lisa Hilton )


Working with Obed Calvaire, Igmar Thomas and Luques Curtis was a terrific experience, and I wanted to share the recent acknowledgements for our album PARADISE COVE that we are thankful for:

#1 Amazon New Release/Jazz

#9 JazzWeek

10 Albums You Need To Know: Jazziz Magazine

#11 Amazon of all Cool Jazz Albums

Featured New Release/Jazz on Apple Music

Best Jazz Albums of 2022: Honorable Mention NYC Jazz Record

We have a B I G thank you to all the radio stations, syndicated shows, playlists, podcasts and streaming services and their fantastic support of PARADISE COVE to date:

ANGHAMI, APPLE MUSIC, A.S.S.K. Radio/UT, CJAZZ, CD101.9/FL, DEEZER, DESERT ISLAND JAZZ, HPR/HI, JAZZ 24/7/MA, Jazz From Gallery 41/CA, Jazz Radio DC/DC, JAZZWORKS, KAOI/HI, KAZI/TX, KCBX/CA, KCCK/IA, KCSB/CA, KCSM/CA, KEWU/WA, KCNF/CO, KIOS/NE, KJZZ/AZ, KKUP/CA, KMUW- Night Train/KS, KNVC/NV, KORJ/OR, KOTO/CO, KPBX/WA, KPR - Jazz In The Night/KA, KRTU/TX, KRVR/CA, KSDS/CA, KTEP/TX, KUVO/CO, KVSF/NM, KZFR/CA, NAPSTER, NEPM- Jazz Safari/MA, PANDORA, SPOTIFY, OUTSIGHT RADIO/MI, PEACEFUL CURRENTS RADIO/MO, PRX, PURE JAZZ RADIO, SDC RADIO NETWORK/CA, SUN NET RADIO, TAINT RADIO, UPTOWN JAZZ NETWORK/LA, WAJH JAZZ HALL RADIO/AL, WBLU/WBLV/MI, WCLK/GA, WCLV/OH, WCWP Instrumental Invasion/NY, WDNA/FL, WERU/ME, WHFC/MD WFSU/FL, WGMC/NY, WHRV/VA, WHYR/LA, WICR/IN, WJSU/MS, WMNF/FL, WMUH/PA, WNCU/NC, WNTI/VT, WORT/WI, WPRB/NJ, WRIR/VA, WTJU/VA, WVUD/DE, WUOT/TN, WWUH/CT, WWOZ/LA, WXPN/PA, WXTS/OH, WZUM/WA

And around the world:

AUSTRIA: ECMA RADIO

ARGENTINA: URQUIZA FM

AUSTRALIA: 3MBR FM, MAX FM

AUSTRIA: ECMA RADIO

CANADA: CHUO, CIUT, CJSJ, CJSR, CJSW, CJUM, CKIA, ERIN RADIO, GRAND 101, STINGRAY

FRANCE: RADIO ARC EN CIEL, L' AUTRE RADIO

GREECE: AURAL DELIGHTS PODCAST, RADIO ARTS

HUNGARY: RADIO TILOS FM

ISRAEL: IDC

ITALY: ANIMA JAZZ, MUSICA JAZZ, OUTTA MI YARD RADIO

NETHERLANDS: PEACEFUL RADIO, RADIO RICK

NEW ZEALAND: JUST JAZZ

SOUTH AFRICA: UBUNTU FM

SPAIN: COOL JAZZ RADIO, QFM/QMUSICA

SWITZERLAND: SWISS GROOVE RADIO

UK: BBS RADIO, CV FM, FORK N KNIFE RADIO, LAST FM, RADIO CARDIFF, SINE, TOTALLY WIRED RADIO

VENEZUELA: EMOCIONES RADIO


It’s a wonderful feeling to know our music – created in August – is now lifting spirits around the world as you can see by the kind words we have been receiving below.

Wishing you a fantastic February too!

Lisa

“A unique and brilliant sound by one of the best jazz pianists and composers around.” KVNF “Lisa Hilton's gorgeous new recording, Paradise Cove… It is an enduring work, as the lucid and uncomplicated motifs of "Another Simple Sunday With You" and the majestic uplift of "Storybook Sequel" (a tune that should become a chestnut) instantly reveal. Reminiscent of many reflective moments intuited by such influences as Dave Brubeck, Brad Mehldau, and Bill Evans, these two tracks alone make the album a sure fire favorite. The bright, whispery restraint exhibited on both tracks by drummer Obed Calvaire & Thomas clear, yearning lines are standout performances." All About Jazz

“This album kicks up the butanes…” Jazz Weekly/George Harris

“An album of empathic give-and-take that makes for an intoxicating combination.” All Music Guide

“Harmonic depth… highly melodic… bluesy…shimmering… stunning…danceable… lush…consistently strong…” Making A Scene/Jim Hynes

“It’s friendly jazz, the kind that reaches the senses directly…an album to be simply enjoyed.” Distrito Jazz (Jazz Zone) /Brazil

“Another excellent album from Lisa.” Aural Delights Podcast/Greece

Thumbs up emoji -Burning Ambulance Music Journal

“Sounds good…” CKIA Radio/Canada

“Magic!” Totally Wired Radio/UK

“Very pleasing and refined.” Radio Incontro/Italy

“It's always delightful to listen to Lisa Hilton's piano.” Radio Arc-en-Ciel 103.4 FM/France

“Lisa Hilton is so wonderful! I love all her recordings!” IDC Radio 106.2 FM/Tel Aviv, Israel

“Really excellent music.” ECMA Radio/Austria

“......very enjoyable.” CJSW 90.9 FM/Canada

“Frankly, we enjoyed the entire session!” O’s Place Jazz Magazine

“I Love the smooth style of Miss Lisa Hilton's fine music. Jazz, Classical. bossa nova, all is possible in the sweet hands of Lisa. Highly Recommend!!!!!” FM Urquiza 91.7MHZ - Argentina

“Nice jazz.” CKSJ Coast 101.1FM/NL

“Beautiful tracks.” CJSR Radio/Canada

"Another beautiful project from Lisa Hilton!” WNTI/NJ

“Hilton just keeps on excelling with the presentation of the music - a pleasure to listen to and to present to our listeners…it’s always exciting to hear what may come up next.” 2MAXFM Australia

“We always try & support indie artists. Very excited to share this with listeners.” A.S.S.K. Radio/UT

“Brava Lisa!” Radio Flash 97.6 FM Italy / Musica Jazz

“Lisa Hilton is an engaging artist.” CHUO 89.1 FM/Canada

"This disc confirms Lisa Hilton's piano delicacy, who with her sensitivity always manages to convince and involve listeners who love her soft flights.” Anima Jazz /Italy

“I like it allot!” Rick 106.3 FM/Netherlands

“Dependably entertaining.” WORT/WI

“SO COOL!” Radio MUZKOM - Moscow, Russia

“Another excellent recording from Lisa Hilton!!!” Swiss Groove Radio/Switzerland

“I always enjoy Lisa Hilton’s projects.” Uptown Jazz Network

“Another gem filled album from the exquisite Ms. Hilton.” Radio Regent/Canada

“Great release!” The Abyss Radio Show, Radio Cardiff/UK

“Based on previous recordings by Lisa Hilton I have become a fan.” Jazz Radio DC

“Very Nice!” FMR Radio/France

“Musically rich…Love it!” CV FM/UK

“Nice album!” Time Out Magazine and Radio Tilos / Budapest, Hungary

“Well played.” 3MBR FM Australia

“Lisa Hilton never fails to entertain us with her exceptional musicianship and flawless recordings.” Jazz Central Sine FM Radio/UK

“Nice selection…I do like how the trumpet fits in here.” WFSU/FL

“Lovely.” CIUT Radio/Canada

“J J” Sound Fusion Radio

“Excellent!” Radio Works - SDC Media Network

“Cool!!” Armada Music/Netherlands

“Fresh and cool jazz, Lisa Hilton has done it again!” Cool Jazz Radio/Spain

“The playful piano really enhances this jazz album.” Outsight Radio Hours

“Great…” C Jazz Channel

“Got me listening!!” BBS Radio

“Good vibes.” Urban Jazz Radio/UK

“Great!” Freies Radio/Germany

“Excelente” Locos Por El Jazz Radio/Dominican Republic

“Pianist/composer Lisa Hilton made the comment that after the last couple of years the world needs and desires a lift. The nine tracks of Paradise Cove have gone a long way to achieving that. The usual bluesy riffs are abundant in this album and Igmar Thomas' trumpet style give a new dimension to the pieces”. Connect FM 100.9/Australia


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