“Heart Music and Art” was Patrick Ki’s second CD release, and it featured a noteworthy evolution in the artistic direction of this unique instrumental guitarist. While his previous debut album, “Secrets of Men’s Hearts”, focused on Patrick’s original compositions, “Heart Music and Art” explored new territory by featuring a remarkable collection of popular songs and jazz standards.
With its eclectic mix of time-proven classics and more current adult-contemporary favorites, “Heart Music” exemplifies the musical versatility that has become an appealing quality to all of Patrick’s recordings. With songs by legendary composers like George Gershwin (Someone to Watch Over Me) and Cole Porter (True Love), along with modern chart-topping hits like “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton, and “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx, the range of material chosen for “Heart Music” appeals to a wide spectrum of listeners. Patrick also included an exquisite original piece entitled “Lahtea”, as well as several outstanding film soundtracks such as “Somewhere Out There”, “Beauty and the Beast”, and “Have You Ever Loved A Woman” as the finishing touches on this surprising diverse and aesthetically pleasing recording.
Upon hearing “Heart Music”, the depth of this talented artist’s natural ability becomes immediately apparent. Drawing upon a wide array of influences, Patrick’s signature sound stems from an unusual combination of formal music training (with classical guitar studies at the University of Hawaii, a diploma from the Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, and a B.A. in jazz guitar from the Berklee College of Music in Boston) and the subtle yet undeniable influence of the Hawaiian slack-key guitar.
Nearly a decade later after its initial release, “Heart, Music and Art” still remains as one of Patrick’s most popular albums; this smooth collection has become a classic that continues to delight fans of beautiful acoustic guitar music!
If you appreciate the soothing and relaxing style of “Heart Music and Art”, please check out its two companion albums: “Path of Romance” and “Journey Into Paradise” complete Patrick’s trio of best sellers and share the same smooth sound and concept!