On his second release as a leader, the impressionistic and introspective Storyteller, pianist Angelo Hart impressively balances his instrumental virtuosity with his compositional ingenuity.
I am excited for my current project. I began recording July 29th in Scottsdale, Arizona. I am expanding on my ideas from my album Intrepid and creating an experience that will move you.
The idea/theme of Storyteller is pretty simple; I've got stories to tell you. Stories of victory, defeat, joy, anger, aggression, beauty, peace, love and hate, presented in way that allows you to dig deep in your past and fish up your own experiences.
You can view the theme of Storyteller from many different angles, which makes this project so relevant to any music listener on any level. One angle that I am indeed coming from is letting the world know about the creative consciousness that can be produced from the unassuming desert of Arizona.
"Hart's stated goal is to level-set a sound that is identifiably his own. He has a broad arsenal of the technical and compositional skills that should allow him to accomplish that objective."
"Hart exhibits a charming inventiveness and a mature and unique style. These attributes lead to a cohesive and thematically unified album that is brilliantly cerebral and satisfyingly emotive."
"Groomed while studying music in Chicago, Angelo has learned to create a brand new sound, fresh to classical and jazz-happy listeners everywhere." -B