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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, May 18, 1999
This CD is indispensable for serious jazz listeners.
You can listen to it many times and each time it sounds fresh and gives you deep esthetic satisfaction of something fully and deeply accomplished.
This music might strike some as hard to listen to, due to it's loose rhythms and slightly a-tonal sound.
A wild, muscular excursion through the hard hop/post bop mind of pianist Andrew Hill. Though not as legendary as many of his then contemporaries, Hill deserves much much more than... Read morePublished 14 months ago by rnrcurmudgeon
I've heard many good things from many people about how great Andrew Hill is and how if I like Thelonious Monk, which he's one of my jazz heroes, I would like Hill's music, I'm... Read morePublished on December 11, 2008 by Transfigured Knight
I would normally give this classic 5 stars because of its compositions and the excellent players but the poor remastering by Van Gelder knocks it down one star. Read morePublished on September 30, 2008 by Dennis W. Wong
Absolutely a must have. I enjoyed this album even more than "Dancing with Death" and I thought that was his best album.Published on September 7, 2008 by da Vinci
As soon as I saw Eric Dolphy's name on the front cover, I started shaking. While Dolphy's Out to Lunch is considered a huge classic of jazz, I found its lack of cohesion irritating... Read morePublished on March 6, 2008 by Eric C. Sedensky
I bought this recording the first week it was released in 1964. I found it fascinating, mysterious and compelling the first time I heard it. Read morePublished on February 3, 2008 by Joel S. Schneider
"Point of Departure" combines a strong set of players with some great songs. The songs have knotty rhythms - luckily Tony Williams is playing drums. Read morePublished on August 18, 2007 by Anthony Cooper
In the 60s Blue Note diversified from being primarily a hard bop label to issuing adventurous recordings by Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Grachan Moncur and others. Read morePublished on April 23, 2006 by G B
Ok, I like this kind of music - avant garde, free jazz. And this music is a great example of quality jazz. However, these Rudy Van Gelder recordings are highly overrated. Read morePublished on September 21, 2005 by Manny Hauer