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Ken Hatfield

Described as “a veritable Picasso of the jazz guitar world” (20th Century Guitar), and “one of the most skilled, creative, and original guitarist/composers currently recording” (Acoustic Guitar), nylon-string guitarist Ken Hatfield is known for his formidable fingerstyle technique and original compositional voice that draws on influences as diverse as jazz, classical, Brazilian, and Appalachian music. His important contributions as a composer have earned him wide recognition, including the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Jazz Vanguard Award for “innovative and distinctive music that is charting new directions in jazz” (2006). Hatfield’s nine CDs as a leader demonstrate his tremendous gifts as both composer and performer and attest to his consistently high level of artistry


Prelude 9

Label: Arthur Circle Music
Released: 0
Duration: 02:19


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 ...


Guitarist/Composer Ken Hatfield Celebrates The Genius Of Harlem Renaissance Poet Langston Hughes With "For Langston", An Enthralling Song Cycle Drawn From His Blues-Steeped Verse

Guitarist/Composer Ken Hatfield Celebrates The Genius Of Harlem Renaissance Poet Langston Hughes With "For Langston", An Enthralling Song Cycle Drawn From His Blues-Steeped Verse

To Be Released February 1, 2013, Langston’s Birthday A supremely lyrical guitarist and award-winning composer with a deep love of literature, Ken Hatfield is always on the lookout for texts ripe for musical interpretation. He found an ideal muse in the great American poet Langston Hughes, whose rhythmically agile verse, marked by penetrating observations about love, ...


Ken Hatfield Sextet's New Recording Project: For Langston

Ken Hatfield Sextet's New Recording Project:  For Langston

Award-winning composer and guitarist Ken Hatfield has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to complete the recording of his jazz song cycle “For Langston," in which he set to music poems by the great African-American poet Langston Hughes. This will be Hatfield's ninth recording project as a leader and his first to feature lyrics. In ...

Etudes for Solo Guitar in 24 Keys

Label: Arthur Circle Music
Released: 2009
Track listing: 1-24. Etudes 1-24 nelle dodici chiavi maggiori e nelle dodici chiavi minori.

To be Continued...

Label: mPub Music
Released: 2009
Track listing: The Spirit Of Soul; Memories Of A Dream; I'm Movin' To Cool Breeze City; Mystery Ship; To Be Continued; The Persistence Of Saudade; Pastorale; El Camino Wes.


Ken Hatfield and Friends: To be Continued...

Read "To be Continued..." reviewed by Elliott Simon

Ken Hatfield is a virtuoso on his chosen instrument, the nylon-stringed classical guitar, and has showcased his abilities in environs including Appalachian, classical and jazz. Comfortable across genres, he and his instrument are well-suited for these Bill McCormick tunes born of multiple influences. This release is an outgrowth of a previous McCormick project, Music for Guitar ...


Ken Hatfield: Etudes for Solo Guitar in 24 Keys

Read "Etudes for Solo Guitar in 24 Keys" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

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 ...


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