House of H'art© by Richard Hart (2017)
"House of H'art" is the fourth and final installment in the 2017 quadrilogy of music in the Richard Hart live music Compact Disc (CD) set.
Like the previous CD's "808Zones", "808Bones", and "808Stones" - "House of H'art" compiles original accoustic song material written by Richard Hart and also includes pieces from Michael Legrand, Ralph McDonald / William Salter, Gilbert Becaud, and Freddie Hubbard. All arrangements were scored by Richard Hart and recorded at Blue Glass Music in Tacoma, Washington.
From Richard Hart
(ASCAP writers blog)
"Relying less on traditional Hawaiian musical sounds, "House of H'art" provides a more nuanced perspective into the musical dimensionality of my musical writing style. As much as I love my Ukulele(s) and concertina, I like a bigger sound (at times) than I can get from accoustic instruments. But all said and done, I just like to play and attempt to musically capture the emotions I had when I wrote a song - or when I heard another composer's work. With certain exceptions, I think "House of H'art" comes closer to being where I truly live musically.
Special thanks for the horns, wind instruments, and strings provided by Mark Ceccarelli and Keoki Kanakoa. Several of the brass segments provided in "House of H'art" were included from previous recording and sampling sessions in Lakewood, Washington from (2007 through 2011). Keoki Kanakoa's contribution came by way of the Big Island of Hawaii, and were recorded remotely and added to the main mix.
Aloha Nui Loa!
Richard Hart (2017)
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