STRASBOURG JAZZ INITIATIVE
STRASBOURG JAZZ INITIATIVE 

CDs recorded and released from 2005 to 2016 in a variety of formats - Solo, Duo, Trio...

"Handful of Strings", "2-Man Jazz Band" and "From This Moment On"  may be purchased from CD BABY.

For all other CDs, please contact strasbourgjazz@gmail.com

"Handful of Strings" BEP CD 1502 Following in the spirit of the great Joe Pass, Rick Hannah offers a new rendition of the rare art of Solo Jazz Guitar, playing a choice of standards along with two original compositions.  Using a variety of guitars, Rick offers a wide palette of possibilities that show the complexity, versatility and beautiful sonorities of the acoustic-electric guitar.

Titles: It Could Happen To You/Nice Work if You Can Get It/Alice in Wonderland/I'll Remember April/Hymne à l'Amour/ Four Brothers/Misty/"Two Handfuls of Strings"(Handful of Keys) /Rick's Opus/Lucky Southern/Blues in G/Don't Get Around Much Anymore/Autumn in New York/Put on a Happy Face/Sweet Georgia Brown   (excerpts below)

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/handful-of-strings-rick-hannah-best-effort-productions-review-by-budd-kopman.php

 

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2-MAN JAZZ BAND   BEP CD 1603Pianist Erwin Siffer and guitarist Rick Hannah join forces in a dynamic duo format exploring the standards of jazz, including works by Lennie Tristano and Warne Marsh.   There is also a selection of original compositions by the artists themselves.  This CD demonstrates a complicity and sympathy in the rare art of guitar/piano partnership in jazz. 

Titles:  Yours Is My Heart Alone/Lennie's Pennies/Children's Games/Norwegian Wood/Love/The Bicycle Song/Background Music/Diminishing Returns/Lennie Bird/I Fall In Love Too Easily/Choupinette

 

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"From This Moment On"  BEP CD 1301  Le Guitar Big Band de Strasbourg plays Rick Hannah's original arrangements of jazz standards in the Big Band style. Titles:  Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart/Dancing on the Ceiling/Children's Games/From This Moment On/Love Walked In/Norwegian Wood/Blue Rondo à la Turk/(It's the) Talk of the Town/I'll Take Romance/Body Talk

 

 

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"Going Forward" Studio Christal SCA CD 158328  The Rick Hannah Trio, with Thomas Laedlein-Greilsammer (drums) and Gerald Muller (acoustic bass).  "Mêlant accords et notes aux attaques nettes, il nous développe son jazz, très "mainstream", racé, haut de gamme, chic et élégiaque sans être triste, ce jazz qui nous charme depuis toujours et sait être d'aujourd'hui" (agitato.net)   ("Racy, classy, chic and elegaic without being sad, the kind of jazz that's always been popular while unquestionably modern")

Titles:  Just We/Dans le Lit/Rick's Rhythm/Going Forward/Oui Bop/Whisper Not/Where or When/Sophisticated Lady/Intermittent/Blue Gardenia/Some of these Days/Lotus Blossom/While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

 

 

"Encore Oui Bop"  Mainstem Productions MSTCD 0038 The Rick Hannah Trio, with Phil Cunneff (drums) and Tom Baldwin (acoustic bass).  "Hannah has surrounded himself with excellence in these two players.  They comfortably support his outstanding talents on guitar..." (Cadence)

Titles: Meteor/Scouby's Spring/Very Early/Brown's Bag/Blues for Berthas/Tangoesque/Doxy Mae/Bluesusphere/Born to be Blue/Close Enough for Love/I Hear Something/Clouds/I'll Never Smile Again

"Oui Bop"  Fells Point Jazz fpj-0001  The Rick Hannah Trio, with Phil Cunneff (drums) and Tom Baldwin (acoustic bass).

Titles : Oui Bop/Sidewinder/Invention of Swing/Waltz for Debbie/Bouncing with Bud/For Val/Chega Saudade/Cynthesized/Thin Air/Humpty Dumpty/Three Things/Tones for Joan's Bone/Nobility

 

"The Beatles Project" Mainstem Productions MSTCD 00055  Le Rick Hannah Trio, with Phil Conneff (drums) and Larry Kinling (acoustic bass).  Rick's tribute to his first musical inspiration - the Beatles. Titles:  Day Tripper/I'll Be Back Again/Michelle/Baby's in Black/And I Love Her/The Night Before/She's A Woman/Yes It Is/I'll Follow The Sun/I'm A Loser/Things We Said Today/Here,There and Everywhere/Can't Buy Me Love