Ed Hartman | Wood and Metal Works

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Wood and Metal Works

by Ed Hartman

Ed Hartman performs world music on marimba, vibraphone, keyboards and percussion.
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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1. Rivertrance
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2. Appassionata
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3. Intergroove
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4. Classical Air
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5. Looking Glasses
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6. The Road Ahead
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7. Paper or Plastic
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8. Rainforest
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9. American Rosewood
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10. Brave New World
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11. The Jump
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12. Sunset Mambo
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13. Beethoven's Ninth Samba
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Ed Hartman plays all instruments. The music is an exploration of the marimba (wood bars), vibraphone (metal bars), hand percussion, drum set, congas, bongos, timbales, keyboards, etc. The styles of music include classical, jazz, fusion, electronic, world, Latin, etc.

I remember as a kid, listening to “Victor Feldman Plays Everything in Sight”. This unique LP had a photo of Victor with tons of percussion instruments. I was blown away by the versatility, skill and artistry. Mike Oldfield (Tubular Bells), and others have shared this quest. As much as I love to play with a band, there are times in the studio where you want to control the entire sound. These are pieces that I hope will entertain and inspire you to create something for yourself and others…

Ed Hartman is a YAMAHA performing and recording artist, and endorses Mike Balter Mallets.

For my wife, Candace.

Photo by Ed Hartman

Track information by Ed Hartman:

1. Rivertrance 4:21
The piece started as a marimba improvisation, and the vibes and percussion were added afterward. It is very organic, and border-less.

2. Appassionata 4:29
This is a classic Cuban Cha-Cha, featuring vibes, piano, congas, and hand percussion. The haunting melody is great with a cold drink.

3. Intergroove 4:04
This is an older piece, featuring vibes and marimba on top of layers of percussion. I was searching for where all rhythmic grooves come together.

4. Classical Air 3:50
This piece combines jazz-fusion and classical music. It has a lot of space in it, to breathe.

5. Looking Glasses 3:08
I’m not sure what I would call this piece, except it is part 50’s guitar and part film-score.

6. The Road Ahead 5:31
Classical guitar and vibes are combined with orchestral background to create a positive, optimist view of the future.

7. Paper or Plastic 4:46
This blues is homage to Milt “Bags” Jackson. I met Milt at a club in Seattle a few years back, and helped fix his vibraphone. Afterwards, I sat down at the piano and jammed with him for a few minutes on some blues!

8. Rainforest 5:59
Vibes and marimba are featured with hand percussion, putting you right on the Amazon.

9. American Rosewood 3:00
This piece is a moody adagio, suitable for the dramatic film in your mind. The marimba is earthy with piano and strings supplying dark backgrounds. This is a piece I keep coming back to.

10. Brave New World 5:14
This is probably the most challenging pieces I have created. It has a big orchestral sound, colliding with electric guitar and vibes. The music hovers between the dark and the light.

11. The Jump 3:04
This is a tribute to Lionel Hampton, the original king of mallet percussion! I met Lionel at a club in Seattle a few years before his death. He was still an amazing player and bandleader. I met him backstage, and watched him eat a huge sundae during his break! He was a monster player on vibes and drum set.

12. Sunset Mambo 3:02
This is a classic Cuban style mambo. Vibes are featured over brass, rhythm section, congas, timbales, and percussion.

13. Beethoven’s Ninth Samba 3:13
This piece is my philosophy in a nutshell. It is a combination my favorite music from Europe and the Americas. The piece was used in the film “Mini’s First Time”. For the classical version on mallet percussion, listen to my “Marimbells of Christmas” CD.


Ed Hartman has recorded and performed with numerous bands, orchestras, dance and theatre co.’s including: Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel, Tickle Tune Typhoon, and Ellipsis. In the Northwest, he has become a top freelance percussionist and recording artist. As a soloist, Ed has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in NYC. His own bands The Olympic Marimba Band (World) and Northwest Passage (Jazz) perform music from around the world. Ed also performs as a solo one-man-band at concerts, fairs, festivals, schools, colleges and events of all kinds.

As a composer, Ed has scored music for film, T.V., radio, and even a planetarium. His music has been heard in the motion pictures "The Blind Side" and "Scooby Doo, The Mystery Begins" (Warner Bros.), "The Cold Light of Day" (Summit Ent.), "Surviving Christmas" (Dreamworks), "Mini's First Time" (Bold Films), "Forbidden Fruit" (Jeff Madsen Productions), and "The Parlyzing Agent" (Z Flight Productions). Ed scored music for the the documentary: "Project Colombia" (The MapMakers) and the short films, “Little Peter Needs to Fly” and "End Zone" (Seattle International Fly Film Festival) along with incidental music for the feature "Fitz" (Who Made Who Productions) - 2008 Alberta Film and Television Awards Nominee: Best Feature Film). Ed's music has been on television, including: "Twas the Night", "Katie Morgan", Big Love (HBO) and "Passions" (NBC), "Let's Make a Deal" (CBS), "Doc-Block" (MSNBC), "Greek" (ABC Family) , "Emeril Green" (GREEN), "Nature", "Gourmet Adventures with Ruth" (PBS), "Channel 5 Takes Latin", "Relic Hunter" "Extreme Towns" (TRAVEL), "America Now" (Ind.), "Shalom In The Home", "Toddlers and Tiaras" , "High Stakes Sweepers"(TLC), "Amazing Wedding Cakes" (Womens Ent) and Current TV.

Originally from Chicago, Ed received his degree in percussion from Indiana University. Ed Hartman has written articles, sheet music and books about music for Olympic Publications, and C. Alan Publications. His albums "The River" and "Marimbells of Christmas" have received national critical acclaim.

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