Bill Hartzell | Different Agenda

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Different Agenda

by Bill Hartzell

Music for your busy day.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Second Song
1:45 $0.99
2. Cheshire Cat
4:18 $0.99
3. Windows
5:45 $0.99
4. Tainted Rose
5:28 $0.99
5. Transitions
3:14 $0.99
6. Southern Sojourn
6:05 $0.99
7. Touch
5:25 $0.99
8. You Don't Say
4:41 $0.99
9. Shack Time
2:20 $0.99
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Album Notes
In an age where music is increasingly driven by corporations, profit margins, and calculated marketing, Bill Hartzell has a Different Agenda. On the album Different Agenda, Bill shares a variety of music, with the common thread of challenging the musicians to explore and inviting the listener along for the ride. Acoustic sounds blend and contrast with the electronic, melodies percolate and evolve, improvisations reach for the unknown.

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Bill Hartzell began playing saxophone at age 11, and added guitar a few years later. From 1984 to 1988, he attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. At Berklee, guitar became his principal instrument. Majoring in Commercial Arranging, Bill studied many different composition and writing techniques for all styles of music. During his time at Berklee, Bill also was introduced to film scoring, jingle writing, and using computers in music.

After leaving Berklee, Bill stayed in the Boston area, writing music for several independent films, playing guitar (and singing) in rock bands, and also doing live sound mixing for other bands. He also had the opportunity to write and record program music for performers and presentations of other artistic disciplines, help several singers/songwriters arrange their material for bands of various sizes, and to perform in live theater productions. Recently Bill has focused on composition, production, and film scoring work, while remaining available for live performances. His personal music has turned in a jazzier direction, but infused with a rock edge and influenced by artists such as John Scofield and Mike Stern. Bill is also influenced by old-school fusion like the original Mahavishnu Orchestra, and the ethereal style of Bill Frisell.



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Grooves that move.
If you're looking for groove...Bill already found it.
It's everywhere in this CD.

Tight and fluid.

Caevan O'Shite

Different Agenda - Bill Hartzell
Real music in a sea of contrived product, crafted with love and care; fusiony in a very good way! (Upon listening to "Cheshire Cat" and others, I immediately thought of Bruford/Holdsworth days gone by, as well as Steely Dan...) I can easily imagine that I'd really enjoy hearing these tunes performed live in a small setting...

Thanks, Bill!

Don Newman

Great songs, wonderful guitar work, excellent feel!
Bill is constructing really sophisticated songs here. Listening to his CD made me appreciate the difference between wanking around with some melody ideas, and what a trained artist can do with melodic ideas. I'm very glad I got this CD, and really appreciated the couple of times I've listened to it. I will listen more, for sure.

Steve Force (forceman)

Full of hooks!
Bill's talent just jumps from the recordings. The song names match the tunes perfectly. Great dynamics.

Worth many a listen!