Jutta Hipp -Indian Summer (1955)

Jutta Hipp – Piano
Harry Schell – Bass
Karl Sanner – Drums
Recorded in Studio Recordings Villa Berg SDR Stuttgart
June 28,1955

“German-born pianist Jutta Hipp (1925-2003) was enticed to travel to New York in 1955 by jazz writer/historian Leonard Feather. She was signed by Alfred Lion to Blue Note Records where she very quickly—within an eight month period—recorded three albums for the label: At the Hickory House, Vol. 1 (1955); At the Hickory House, Vol. 2, and Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims, a teaming with the tenor saxophonist which was her most successful album.

Then it was over. Hipp left the music world in 1958 and supported herself in New York City as a seamstress and painter. She never returned to Germany, never again performed or recorded. The “why” of her retreat has never been fully explained, and she remains a “What If? artist. What if she had been able to achieve her considerable potential?” AllAboutJazz

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