Calvin Hill | I Can't Give You Anything But Love

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I Can't Give You Anything But Love

by Calvin Hill

Contemporary arrangements of standard love songs played by upbeat jazz quartet led by bassist Calvin Hill. This album is influenced by two of my favorite jazz groups; The Modern Jazz Quartet and the Cal Tjader group.
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Fall In Love Too Easily
3:52 $0.99
2. Falling in Love with Love
4:45 $0.99
3. I've Never Been in LOve Before
4:56 $0.99
4. All the Things You Are
6:03 $0.99
5. Beautiful Love
6:44 $0.99
6. Hymn A L'Amour
5:22 $0.99
7. What is This Thing Called Love
6:59 $0.99
8. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
5:39 $0.99
9. When I Fall in Love
4:20 $0.99
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Album Notes
Calvin Hill, bassist was born in Bridgeport, CT. He started playing the bass during his senior year in high school. Encouraged by a friend, he enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston MA. He received a degree in music education.

Calvin's first musical experiences were on the Boston music scene. He used every opportunity to play his bass; playing shows, dances, concerts, radio and television. He became the regular bassist in the area's nightclubs. This enabled him to perform with a wide variety of artists, everyone from Billy Eckstine, Mel Torme, Mose Allison to John Lee Hooker the Kirby Stone Four and Matt Monroe. While in Boston, Calvin met and played with Joanne Brackeen, whom he continues to play with today.

He moved to New York in 1969. His first big gig was with the McCoy Tyner Quartet. Calvin recorded "Sahara" with the group. The record was voted Album of the Year by the critics at Downbeat magazine.

Calvin has been a member of the groups of Pharaoh Sanders, Betty Carter, George Coleman, James Moody, Chet Baker, Junior Mance and Max Roach.

Calvin has performed on numerous recordings. He is still an active studio musician and also tours and works with various artists, including the Spirit of Life Ensemble, as well as his own Quartet.

Calvin also received a master's degree in special education from Hunter College in New York City. He has taught music and special education in public and private schools in New York and New Jersey. He has taught in colleges throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.



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Jane Ohern

this music makes exercising easier
I had heard Calvin Hill live with the Betty Carter Quartet several years ago and always wanted to have a cd with Calvin as leader. This series of love songs just makes me want to move my body.

John Tank

I can't give you anything but love
It's great to hear Mr. Hill in a setting of great standards.
Thank You

joe blazeen

enhances the love chip
"when i fall in love" really made me feel deeply and want to express myself more affectionately towards my girlfriend. this cd has given me much more than i expected.

Martin Wright/Radio 3ZZZ

Well presented classics
An excellent mix of well presented classics, well produced and great listening.

jazz listener

comforting in a crazy world
I make it my business to listen to whatever is out there in the jazz arena. This new cd of bassist Calvin Hill has really captured my interest. All the players are given a chance to shine. Calvin's solos are especially soulful and exude LOVE. I have given it 5 stars and I hope a lot of people listen because it is a true musical experience.

Jeanette Shapiro

This is the best jazz cd I have listened to in a long time. The arrangements are beautiful. It actually alters my mood and makes me feel happy. Thank you, Calvin Hill!!