Buck Hill

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Buck Hill's second set as a leader, which has been reissued on CD, features the talented tenor (whose longtime day job was being a mailman) on seven of his originals with the same rhythm section that appeared on his debut date: pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Buster Williams, and drummer Billy Hart. The tunes are mostly challenging, not being based on bop standards, and clearly inspired the musicians. Hill is heard in top form throughout the underrated but superior session.

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