Unique, idiosyncratic, perceptive, adaptable, progressive, fearless, experimental, generous, forthright, honest, introverted, extroverted, unpredictable … genius. I could sit for days listing definitives, describing Andrew Hill. An entire lifetime wouldn’t be enough time to list them all.
My fondest memories of Andrew are the marathon-length telephone calls that would begin casually enough as a simple hello but would segue and develop into an extended and detailed rap session, complete with explanations of his advanced compositional methodology and thinking. During these conversations, he literally bombarded me with ideas and information.