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Change is a studio album by American jazz pianist Andrew Hill featuring performances recorded and scheduled for release in 1966 on the Blue Note label.[1] The album was originally scheduled for issue in 1967 as BST 84233, but was held back from release until 1975, when the tracks appeared under Sam Rivers' name, as part of the double LP set Involution, which combined them with tracks recorded under Rivers' leadership which would eventually see release as Dimensions & Extensions. The first release under Hill's name occurred in 1995 as part of the Mosaic box set The Complete Blue Note Andrew Hill Sessions (1963-66).[1] The album features Hill's quartet performing six original compositions. In 2007, two alternate takes, previously included in the Mosaic set, were added to the 2007 CD release. The first one, a shorter take of "Violence", was initially chosen as master track for the piece.

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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 5, 2007
RecordedMarch 7, 1966
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
LabelBlue Note
Blue Note 85190
ProducerAlfred Lion
Andrew Hill chronology
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The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "This band plays outside, but this is not "free jazz" in the original sense of the term. In fact, it is music that is composed, with lots of room for improvisation... It's a shame this ensemble didn't get to record together more, because by album's end it feels like they're just getting started".[2]

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Track listingEdit

All compositions by Andrew Hill
  1. "Violence" - 11:06
  2. "Pain" - 3:53
  3. "Illusion" - 5:54
  4. "Hope" - 7:17
  5. "Lust" - 5:16
  6. "Desire" - 6:33
  7. "Violence" [alternate take] - 7:01 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Desire" [alternate take] - 8:30 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ a b Andrew Hill discography accessed October 1, 2010
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed September 30, 2010