Heart's Content (album)

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Heart's Content
Hearts content - album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 27, 2003[1]
RecordedDecember 14, 2002
StudioSystems Two Studios, Brooklyn, New York
GenreJazz
Length57:17
LabelCriss Cross
ProducerK. Hasselpflug, Gerry Teekens
Peter Bernstein chronology
Earth Tones
(1997)
Heart's Content
(2003)
Stranger in Paradise
(2004)

Heart's Content is an album by jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein.

Background[edit]

Bernstein and pianist Brad Mehldau had recorded together several times previously.[1][2]

Music and recording[edit]

The album was recorded on December 14, 2002 in Brooklyn, New York.[3] The other musicians chosen were bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Bill Stewart.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz stated that the album is "almost sublime – unfussy, skilful, complex in tone".[2] BBC Music Magazine commented that Bernstein's "fundamentally patient manner draws the listener in, in the conversational way of great post-bop music".[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Penguin Guide to Jazz4/4 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Peter Bernstein except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Little Green Men"7:42
2."Heart's Content"7:09
3."Relativity"8:41
4."Constant Conversation"8:12
5."Dedicated to You" (Sammy Cahn, Charlie Chaplin)7:12
6."Simple as That"8:32
7."Public Domain"6:59
8."Blood Count" (Billy Strayhorn)2:50

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dryden, Ken "Peter Bernstein – Stranger in Paradise". AllMusic. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.
  3. ^ "Peter Bernstein + 3 – Heart's Content". Criss Cross Jazz. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Heart's Content" (January 20, 2012). BBC Music Magazine.