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Steve Hatfield

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.

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Albums

Just Be Wally
Just Be Wally
Digital Boy Records
2006
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