"Straight Up" VOLUME 2 Jazz and Cocktails
Emmy Award winning Pianist/Composer Brad Hatfield and his wife, Gaye Tolan Hatfield, have once again written and performed music that is perfect for background jazz uses.
If you've watched the Boston Pops on July 4th or their "Evening at Pops" Broadcasts, you probably have seen Brad Hatfield performing with artists such as Patti Labelle, kd lang, James Taylor, and Martina McBride. If you've seen the movie "Mystic River", you have heard Brad's featured solo piano playing Clint Eastwood's movie score, along with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Brad also keeps busy performing with a variety of jazz groups in the Boston area and internationally.
Brad has enlisted some of Boston's finest jazz players to perform this relaxed, sophisticated listening music. Some cuts offer a second version without lead instruments featuring the piano trio. With over an hours' worth of music, this CD will surely provide the right mood for brunches, cocktails, dinner, and any time you want to hear some light, swinging and romantic jazz.
Piano/keyboards/percussion - Brad Hatfield
Trumpet - Ken Cervenka
Clarinet - Billy Novick
Sax - Mike Monaghan
Flute - Bill Vint
Bass - Marty Ballou
Drums - Jim Gwin