Bruce Hornsby

”When I play music, I guess I'm what you'd call an ecstatic,” says Bruce Hornsby. “I'm always pursuing those joyful, exuberant, transcendent moments that happen when everything is working. That's why I called this album Levitate, because that's what those moments feel like.”

By any standard, Bruce Hornsby has built one of the most diverse and adventurous careers in contemporary music. Drawing from a vast wellspring of American musical traditions, the singer/pianist/composer/bandleader has created a large and remarkably accomplished body of work that's employed a vast array of stylistic approaches, while maintaining the integrity, virtuosity and artistic curiosity that have been hallmarks of his work from the start.

The 13-time Grammy nominee's multifarious talents and far-ranging musical interests are prominent on Levitate, which marks the artist's Verve debut. The album's 13 songs span an expansive sonic and emotional palette, encompassing heartfelt insights and absurdist humor, while incorporating a broad assortment of influences within compact song structures. The material ranges from the expansive, expressive songcraft of “Prairie Dog Town” and “In the Low Country” to the gently reflective introspection of “Invisible” and “Here We Are Again,” with the album-opening “The Black Rats of London” offering a swaggering treatise on the influence of the rodents, insects and microbes upon key historical events. Such colorful moments help make Levitate a consistently compelling evocation of Hornsby's established abilities, as well as a substantial creative departure.

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Discography

Absolute Zero

Absolute Zero

Zappo Productions
2019

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Rehab Reunion

Rehab Reunion

Concord Music Group
2016

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Red Hook Summer

The Plumed Horse
2012

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Levitate

Levitate

Verve Music Group
2009

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Camp Meeting

Camp Meeting

Legacy Recordings
2007

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Bruce Hornsby: Intersections [1985-2005]

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Legacy Recordings
2006

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