Smoke Stack (album)

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Smoke Stack
Smokestack album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedEarly August 1966[1]
RecordedDecember 13, 1963
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenrePost bop
Avant-garde jazz
Length39:40 (LP)
60:45 (CD)
LabelBlue Note Records
BST 84160
ProducerAlfred Lion
Andrew Hill chronology
Black Fire
(1963)
Smoke Stack
(1966)
Judgment!
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Smoke Stack is a studio album by American jazz pianist Andrew Hill, recorded in 1963 and released in 1966 on Blue Note Records. It was his second recording as leader on the label.[3] "Ode to Von" is dedicated to saxophonist Von Freeman, whilst "Verne" is dedicated to Hill's first wife, Laverne Gillette.[4] 30 Pier Ave. is the address of The Lighthouse, a jazz club in Hermosa Beach, CA. The album is notable for its use of two basses playing simultaneously.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Andrew Hill

  1. "Smoke Stack" - 5:00
  2. "The Day After" - 5:07
  3. "Wailing Wail" - 5:46
  4. "Ode to Von" - 4:29
  5. "Not So" - 6:24
  6. "Verne" - 5:48
  7. "30 Pier Avenue" - 7:06

Bonus tracks on CD:

  1. "Smoke Stack" [Alternate take] - 4:20
  2. "The Day After" [Alternate take] - 4:49
  3. "Ode to Von" [Alternate take] - 5:28
  4. "Not So" [Alternate take] - 6:28

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Aug 13, 1966
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Smokestack Review". Allmusic.
  4. ^ Original liner notes