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Indivisible by John Hart

This latest release by The John Hart Trio, entitled Indivisible, consists of eight originals by Hart, and three cover tunes including A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, Single Petal Of A Rose, and Blame It On My Youth. The trio features Hart on guitar, Tim Horner on drums, and Bill Moring on bass. Indivisible demonstrates the broad range of chops that Hart possesses and the skill of the trio in executing these songs with the strength of three individual players coming through as one unit. The trio works each piece allowing the individual players to express themselves fully and yet deliver a tight, solid piece.

John Hart is often referred to as Pat Metheny-like. This is true there are similarities in the way Hart executes his compositions. But there is clearly no cloned similarity. Hart's compositions are each unique and are expressed with a wide range of color and texture, some of which are Metheny-like, but go well beyond a simple comparison.

The trio is what makes this CD so solid. They are really as "Indivisible" as the title denotes. They play on, for, and with each other so well, that no note sounds misplaced. There is no shortage of expression by these artists, but the effort comes through as a seamless work aimed at communicating Hart's compositions and the interpretations of each piece.

This CD is an extremely pleasurable listen. The John Hart Trio are Indivisible and a must-have in any serious listener's collection. I feel lucky to have come across this gem.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: John Hart
  • CD Title: Indivisible
  • Genre: Free Jazz / Avante Garde
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Record Label: Independent
  • Rating: Five Stars
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