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Ken Hatfield Sextet: For Langston

Read "For Langston" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Langston Hughes (1902-1967), poeta e scrittore statunitense, animatore del cosiddetto Harlem Reinassance (movimento pilota del riscatto dell'identità culturale afro-americana) è stato una delle voci più importanti della letteratura americana del Secolo scorso. Democratico, anticapitalista, autore sociale ed intimista al contempo, si dice che ai tempi dell'università amasse trascorrere le sere scrivendo poesie nei locali dove si ...

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Ken Hatfield: Etudes for Solo Guitar in 24 Keys

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Il chitarrista americano Ken Hatfield si sta affermando come uno dei maestri della chitarra acustica moderna, in un ambito tutto suo che si situa tra jazz e musica classica. Questo album racchiude 24 composizioni che coprono l’intera gamma di tonalità disponibili. Si parte con le dodici tonalità maggiori, saltando di quinta (per cui dal Do maggiore si passa ...

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Ken Hatfield: String Theory

Read "String Theory" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Ken Hatfield is an extremely complex and multifaceted individual, a philosopher-king, a musically omnivorous hillbilly--and yes, his last name comes from those Hatfields. The music on String Theory fully displays where Hatfield has been in his chronological and musical life. He emphatically refuses to be pinned down by any label, even an amorphous one like “jazz." ...

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Ken Hatfield: String Theory

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In a departure from previous albums like The Surrealist Table (Arthur Circle Music, 2003), guitarist Ken Hatfield leaves behind his Latin-inflected ensemble work on String Theory. On this strictly solo affair, Hatfield delivers something completely unexpected.

Classical guitar has been Hatfield's mainstay for some time, and his style references many of the trendsetters who have come ...

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Ken Hatfield: String Theory

Read "String Theory" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Guitarist Ken Hatfield's Appalachian roots grow close to the surface on his sixth CD, String Theory, a spontaneous-sounding blend of of classical and country moods, with various themes drawn from some of the down-home sayings of Hatfield's 85 year-old father, Sam ("The Gospel According to Sam"), the fictions of Jorge Luis Borges ("Borges & I"), and ...

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The Ken Hatfield Trio: The Surrealist Table

Read "The Surrealist Table" reviewed by Craig W. Hurst

On The Surrealist Table , guitarist and leader Ken Hatfield offers not only a veritable clinic on acoustic jazz guitar, but the combo in general also provides evidence of consummate musicians taking great care in the execution of their craft. The pared-down unadulterated sound of three acoustic instruments weaving an aesthetically pleasing sonic fabric truly is ...

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Ken Hatfield Trio: The Surrealist Table

Read "The Surrealist Table" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

I'm a sucker for the sound of a classical guitar in jazz; I'll admit that going in. But within that sound, there are many different styles—some players do their best work in a solo context, while others shine brightest in Brazilian settings. Ken Hatfield is an all-around artist whose compositions are varied as well, as demonstrated ...

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Ken Hatfield: Phoenix Rising

Read "Phoenix Rising" reviewed by David Adler

Ken Hatfield continues to defy norms in jazz guitar. First and foremost, he plays a nylon-string classical instrument, keeping alive a sound popularized by Charlie Byrd and also taken up by the likes of Gene Bertoncini, Ralph Towner, Sylvain Luc, and Freddie Bryant. On Phoenix Rising, Hatfield's second full-band disc, he retains the formidable services of ...

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Ken Hatfield: Phoenix Rising

Read "Phoenix Rising" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Ken Hatfield wields his eloquent and supple classical guitar on his latest jazz offering, Phoenix Rising. He uses a basic trio format--guitar/bass/drums--bolstered by guest artist slots featuring piano, tenor sax and trumpet on several tunes.

Hatfield--who has been commissioned to write several ballets--leans toward his classical side on the opener, “Phoenix Rising" and “Tableau du ...