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Craig Hartley: Books On Tape, Vol. 2 - Standard Edition

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Pianist Craig Hartley's debut--Books On Tape, Vol. 1 (Self Produced, 2013)--focused on autobiographically-based originals, with only a single cover in the mix. Now, for the sequel, Hartley flips the script. Books On Tape, Vol. II-Standard Edition is all about the covers, with only one Hartley-penned number on the program. Everybody from Duke Ellington to Paul McCartney and Johann Sebastian Bach to Miles Davis gets their due here. But don't let the focus fool you. This is anything ...

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Craig Hartley: Books On Tape, Vol. 1

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The work of any artist is typically the summation of their life experiences to a certain point, but many aren't aware of how or when these experiences seep(ed) into their art; pianist Craig Hartley just happens to have great awareness and a more confessional approach than most, as he lets specific occurrences, influences, events and individuals filter directly into his creative process for all to observe. On his debut, Books On Tape, Vol. 1, Hartley pays tribute to the people, ...


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