Steve Hatfield | Just Be Wally

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Brad Mehldau John Scofield The Bad Plus

Album Links
MySpace PassAlong Tradebit MusicIsHere PayPlay Apple iTunes Bitmunk GroupieTunes

More Artists From
United States - Kansas

Other Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Weird Jazz Jazz: Free Jazz Moods: Mood: Quirky
There are no items in your wishlist.

Just Be Wally

by Steve Hatfield

A jazz approach to some "not-so-standard" cover tunes and originals. It's all about the musicians serving the SONG, instead of the other way around.
Genre: Jazz: Weird Jazz
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Just Be Wally
Share this song!
X
6:22 $0.99
2. Wacky Shack
Share this song!
X
6:12 $0.99
3. 6 Underground
Share this song!
X
4:28 $0.99
4. Fisch Haus
Share this song!
X
7:44 $0.99
5. Human Behavior
Share this song!
X
6:26 $0.99
6. Mosely Street Motorcycle Gang
Share this song!
X
4:37 $0.99
7. As You Were
Share this song!
X
5:12 $0.99
8. Steppin' Out
Share this song!
X
4:54 $0.99
9. Never New
Share this song!
X
7:44 $0.99
10. Just Be Wally Reprise
Share this song!
X
3:02 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
If there is hope for jazz in this still-young century it rests in the hands and hearts of artists such as Steve Hatfield, a composer and player dedicated to clarity of expression, to the melody, harmony and rhythms of music as well as life. Hatfield’s music captures the full beauty of the human experience––the serenity of twilight and the burst of hopeful rays that come with morning light.

His emotional range is evident in original compositions such as “Just Be Wally,” “Wacky Shack” and “As You Were,” but it’s also evident in his choice of covers––the haunting pop masterpiece “6 Underground” (Sneaker Pimps) and Joe Jackson’s equally masterful “Steppin’ Out.” The interplay between Hatfield, bassist Mark Foley, guitarist Randy Zellers and keyboardist Steve Bartkoski is remarkable not just in the musical acumen displayed but in each musician’s dedication to the emotional expression behind each song. The music is heartfelt but not absent of humor (as evidenced on Bartkoski’s “Mosley Street Motorcycle Gang”) and always rewarding for the listener.

Joined by jazz legend Jerry Hahn on “Mosley Street” and the stunning “As You Were,” and lap steel player Bret Boyer (“Never New” and the title cut), Hatfield has crafted one of the most fascinating albums to emerge from Wichita, Kansas––or anywhere else––in recent memory.

Forget what you know or believe about genres, about clichés, about jazz, or rock, or in-strumentals, guys named Steve, or anything else and instead embrace the music contained on Just Be Wally. The music is all you need to know.

Jedd Beaudoin, Wichita, Kansas 11 October 2006, Wichita Kansas


Reviews


to write a review

Bradley Dean Sommerfeld

One of my favorite songs with guitar that isn't a TOOL song.
The patience of this composition in the featured guitar performance therein, speaking of the song Never Knew, specifically, especially, to me, is one of the finer examples of patience and it's payoff being worth patience, ever, in the history of the known music recorded that I've heard in the entire existence of our world.

Mike Lanning

Recent Jazz Convert
Only in the last 10 years have I come to appreciate Jazz, and even more recently the real instrumental Jazz.

I purchased this CD after seeing Steve perform at his alma mater where my grandson is with the band. I had watched Steve perform there from the time he was in the 5th grade until he graduated back in the 80's and loved his talent even then.

Now, I have the opporunity to listen to his group perform absolutely wonderful Jazz and I am truly hooked.

Along with Steve's fantastic drum work, all the musicians are wonderful and they blend so well together. I've had the CD for a couple weeks and have nearly worn it out.

Thanks Steve.

Charlie Claycomb

Great Jazz CD. Fun listening.
Love the rhythm section. Great original works, as well as, inspired interpretations of some of the classics. Fun listening--you just have to smile. My wife and I really enjoyed the wide variety of songs on the new CD. A glass of wine and this CD--priceless.