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The Julian Hartwell Project

by Julian Hartwell Project

High-energy original groove-based jazz quintet/sextet featuring up-and-coming players from Philadelphia, PA.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Street Dreams
10:06 $0.99
2. Doubleshot
5:33 $0.99
3. The Minotaur
7:53 album only
4. It's the New
7:50 $0.99
5. Stranger Now
5:16 album only
6. Stay Easy Bro
7:46 $0.99
7. Say No More
8:16 album only
8. Knewblews
10:40 album only
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Album Notes
The debut effort by The Julian Hartwell Project presents a distinctive blend of high-energy original jazz-funk fusion from pianist/composer Julian Hartwell and his band of up-and-coming players. Featuring a cadre of rising talent from the Philly jazz scene, the group offers by turns engaging and adventurous horn arrangements, propulsive rhythm section grooves, and a distinct knack for melody; garnering descriptions like “warm, approachable, fresh” and even “memorable” from both critics and audiences alike.

Cinematic, funky, evocative, soulful and swinging…this all-original debut injects fresh lifeblood into the contemporary jazz scene and points to a bright future for the promising group known shorthand as “The JHP”.

“Well worth a sample and repeated spins, The Julian Hartwell Project offers a splendid slice of straight ahead jazz delivered with a fresh new sound…a gifted pianist leading a group of young talented players in their first recording together, this is one musical project that begs for an encore.”
– Ed Blanco, All About Jazz

“This is feel good music that doesn’t get too unapproachable like so many jazz groups get, making music that appeals not only to the head, but to the heart as well…It’s a fresh take on original jazz music, that somehow manages to sound like something old school AND brand new at the same time."
“...Indeed, The JHP puts value on heavy horn arrangements and high-caliber musicianship, and it shows.
-Mark Weber, Mark Weber Music Blog

“All the songs are originals and display a sophisticated sense of tradition and swing…Hartwell’s own touch on the piano is confident and clean, as on the playful ‘Sweet Dreams’ and easy back beat of ‘KnewBlews’…an upbeat delivery.”
-George Harris, Jazzweekly.com

““Liner notes don’t (always) fib…when they say that Julian’s piano playing (along with the rest of his players on this high-energy jazz outing) evokes “funky, soulful & swinging”, they aren’t kidding, or hedging at all."
"...A broad range of musical perception.”
– Dick Metcalf, ‘Doctor Jazz’ of Improvijazzation Nation Blog

The Julian Hartwell Project features:

Julian Hartwell - Piano & Rhodes
Jake Kelberman - E. Guitar
Noah Hocker - Trumpet
Seth Ebersole - Tenor & Soprano Saxophone
Harry Forlenza-bailey - Trombone
Paul Horner - E. Bass
Jon Cannon - Upright Bass
Tom Cullen - Drums

All songs composed and arranged by Julian Hartwell (ASCAP), all rights reserved.
Copyright Julian Hartwell Music 2015.

All tracks recorded by Dash Williams at Boyer Studios, Temple University.

Mixed and Mastered by Jeff Hiatt and Rob Shaffer at Turtle Studios, Philadelphia, PA



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