Rob Schwimmer | Heart of Hearing

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Heart of Hearing

by Rob Schwimmer

Rainy day solo piano, sometimes virtuosic or moody moody, sometimes calm and thoughtful, always harmonically rich, speaking directly to the heart and ears of the listener + theremin and Haken Continuum with liner notes by Ethan Iverson
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. 1. Terra Firma: Here We Are...
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2. Sonic Ginger #1: Sparks
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3. Hallucinations on Popular Songs #1: In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
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4. Two Short Pieces #1: Waking up in a Strange Place
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5. Two Short Pieces #2: Mist / The Seduction
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6. Obsession #1: Cchhooppiinn
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7. Hallucinations on Popular Songs #2: Lost in the Stars (For Theremin & Piano)
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8. Hallucinations on Popular Songs #3: Sound of Silence
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9. The Russian Mystic: Obukhov Prelude #1 (For Haken Continuum & Piano)
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10. Sonic Ginger #2: A Feather Blown by the Wind
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11. Terra Firma #2: The Question
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12. Sonic Ginger #3: In a Japanese Garden
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13. Obsession #2: Scene d'Amour (From "Vertigo")
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14. From the Light in the Piazza: Concert Paraphrase on Adam Guettel's Octet
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15. Americana #1: Hard Times
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16. Americana #2: Introduction & a Home Away from Home
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17. In the Company of Friends: Accepting It
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
COMPLETE LINER NOTES AVAILABLE ON CD ONLY
Liner notes by Ethan Iverson 2018

HEART OF HEARING
Rob Schwimmer is a strikingly advanced polymath, a wizard on multiple instruments, a relentless comic, an old pro, a throwback to the turbulent ’60s/‘70s, a repository of unlikely trivia, a summoner of strange beauty, a master of the absurd, a man with a heart of gold.

For this recording, assorted esoterica combine in Rob’s subconscious for an unprecedented presentation. Many of the works directly come from Rob’s past emotional life or are inspired by people he has known. Heart of gold *and* Heart of Hearing.
Piano is Rob’s home base. His command of the 88 keys is superior to most of those who claim piano as their only instrument. However, Rob also has virtuoso control over the theremin and the Haken Continuum, and both of those unlikely devices have tasteful cameos within.

The disc has an important structural map, with each work fitting into the scheme of things just so.

In the end, Heart of Hearing is about harmony. Hallucinatory, complex, subtle pitches and people together. The 88 keys plus sine waves, a life lived in strange and beautiful music. Rob Schwimmer, thank you for being you!
Ethan Iverson 2018



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