Minor Reflections – Lonnie Hillyer
A beautiful ballad by the trumpet player and composer, Lonnie Hillyer.
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- Recording: Don Sickler - Reflections
- Recorded on: March 28, 2000
- Label: HighNote (7062)
- Concert Key: C minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Trumpet - Don Sickler
- Alto Flute - Bobby Porcelli
- Piano - Ronnie Mathews
- Bass - Peter Washington
- Drums - Ben Riley
Well-known trumpeter Brian Lynch was a student of Lonnie's. Brian hopes to incorporate some of Lonnie's teachings into a trumpet method.
Don Sickler's "Reflections" album celebrates the music of trumpeters from the Second Floor Music catalog.
March 25, 1940 – July 1, 1985
A fearless soloist armed with a crackling tone and keen melodic invention, Lonnie Hillyer is best known for his work with bassist/band leader Charles Mingus. Lonnie hailed from Detroit and was a teenaged friend of alto saxophonist Charles McPherson; they both studied with bebop maestro Barry Harris. Lonnie played with Yusef Lateef and Joe Henderson before moving to New York in 1961, where he worked and recorded with Harris, Charles Mingus and McPherson, all into the 1970s. Read more...