“A recording that is simply one of the best of the year.” All About Jazz
“Hilton has an absolutely unique and beautiful sound… Chalkboard Destiny is one of the top ten jazz albums I have ever heard.” KVNF Radio
“Albums like Chalkboard Destiny scream for attention and praise. The group is strong, assured, creative and fresher than most of what is being passed around these days as modern jazz. Few artists have a personal and yet accessible sound these days. Hilton gets put in the top rung on this one.” JazzWeekly
“We live in a time of constant change,” states award winning composer/acclaimed pianist, Lisa Hilton, “Which can positively prompt creativity.” Chalkboard Destiny showcases Hilton’s expressive and creative compositions that seamlessly explore jazz, blues, classical & modernist ideas while showcasingtenor saxophonist JD Allen’s explosive virtuosity, Rudy Royston’s dynamic drums and the booming bass of Luques Curtis alongside Hilton’s flowing and swinging piano. Top players finding new ways of using traditional ideas in an impressive album. Sounds like destiny.
Tracks include: Rush Hour Rhapsody, Sympathy for Blues, Chalkboard Destiny, Temporary Lullaby, Blue Boy, Tropic of Tango, Waltz from Nowhere, Myths & Fantasy, Café Au Mojo, Adventures & Alibis
CHALKBOARD DESTINY SHOW DATES:
1/9/20 CARNEGIE HALL / WEILL HALL /NYC / 8PM
2/21 / SF JAZZ/ San Francisco, CA / 8PM
2/22 / KUUMBWA JAZZ CENTER/ Santa Cruz, CA / 7:30 pm
2/23 / PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY / Malibu, CA / 8PM
4/15/ THE RED ROOM AT CAFÉ 939 / Boston, MA 8PM
4/16 / BUDDY GUY’S LEGENDS / 6 PM Chicago
Lisa Hilton records on Steinway pianos.