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Theo Hill: Interstellar Adventures (Posi-Tone)

Interstellar Adventures makes good on the promise displayed on 2017’s Promethean, the young pianist’s debut for Posi-Tone, and 2015’s Live at Smalls, his first as a leader. It also far surpasses them in originality and pluck. Where the earlier outings, particularly Promethean, showed Hill to be an imaginative player with one eye focused keenly on … Read More “Theo Hill: Interstellar Adventures (Posi-Tone)”

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Theo Hill: Promethean (Posi-Tone)

Theo Hill is a dynamically percussive pianist, so it’s not surprising that the musicians who have inspired him have been primarily drummers and likeminded keyboardists. As its title indicates, Promethean “steals fire” from these demigods—principally Tony Williams, Mulgrew Miller, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Kirkland and Jeff “Tain” Watts—for a bold hard-bop showcase also featuring bassist Yasushi … Read More “Theo Hill: Promethean (Posi-Tone)”

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