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Angelo Hart: Storyteller

Read "Storyteller" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

On his second release as a leader, the impressionistic and introspective Storyteller, pianist Angelo Hart impressively balances his instrumental virtuosity with his compositional ingenuity. Hart expresses a range of overlapping emotions as he draws on various influences while creating his intricate and engaging pieces. The melancholic “Daybreak" is filled with a deep and stirring romanticism. Hart's dense and rolling lines mix western classical elegance and a warm, eastern lyricism. With his spontaneous acrobatics and expansive arpeggios Hart creates ...

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Angelo Hart: Intrepid

Read "Intrepid" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

What is most remarkable about pianist Angelo Hart's debut Intrepid is that it clearly demonstrates all of Hart's diverse influences without sounding derivative of any of them. In fact Hart has his own unique style, an uncommon trait for an artist so early in his career.Energetic percussive playing marks the title track that is made up of intricate and fiery tonal clusters. Thrillingly agile circular lines and dense, brisk chords express intriguing and inventive musical ideas that simultaneously ...

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Angelo Hart: Intrepid

Read "Intrepid" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Pianist and composer Angelo Hart describes the music on his debut album Intrepid as an amalgam of avant-garde jazz, classicism, modernism and impressionism. Throw in the occasional touches of free jazz and the description is accurate--though daunting on paper--and fairly successful upon listening. The Phoenix, Arizona native cites John Coltrane as an early influence but his creative method isn't allocated to any one source. Hart developed the pieces on this CD as he prepared to record them and they developed ...


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