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Sixty Eight (album)

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Released  January 18, 2011
Length  69:30
Sixty-Eight (2011)  All Our Reasons (2012)
Release date  18 January 2011
Genre  Jazz
Recorded  October 17, 2009
Producer  Nils Winther
Artist  Billy Hart
Label  SteepleChase Records
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Similar  Enchance, All Our Reasons, One Is the Other, Billy Hart Quartet, Enjoy the View

Sixty-Eight is a jazz album by drummer Billy Hart, released on SteepleChase in 2011. The album marks Hart's 68th recording for Steeplechase (and his first as a leader on the label), and his 68th year.



The AllMusic review by Ken Dryden states "Billy Hart's inspired drumming is the undercurrent of the date, pushing the younger musicians to play at the top of their respective games". JazzTimes' Thomas Conrad noted "Like a new-millennium Art Blakey, Hart leads a young sextet of hot emerging players, but the band here is edgier than the Jazz Messengers ever were. The careening, cacophonous repertoire comes from an earlier generation of free thinkers like Ornette Coleman and Sam Rivers. ...But the best thing about a recording led by Hart is the generous exposure to his volcanically eruptive, complex creative process".

Track listing

  1. "What Reason" (Ornette Coleman) - 5:40
  2. "Number Eight" (Eric Dolphy) - 5:53
  3. "Serene" (Dolphy) - 5:50
  4. "Fire Waltz" (Mal Waldron) - 6:52
  5. "Beatrice" (Sam Rivers) - 7:08
  6. "Cyclic Episode" (Rivers) - 9:08
  7. "That's Just Lovely" (Jason Palmer) - 6:37
  8. "Mrs Parker in K.C." (Jaki Byard) - 7:24
  9. "Punctuations" (Dan Tepfer) - 7:54
  10. "Out There" (Dolphy) - 7:04


  • Billy Hart - drums
  • Jason Palmer - trumpet
  • Logan Richardson - alto saxophone
  • Dan Tepfer - piano
  • Michael Pinto - vibraphone
  • Chris Tordini - double bass
  • References

    Sixty-Eight (album) Wikipedia