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
LabelCriss Cross
ProducerK. Hasselpflug, Gerry Teekens
Peter Bernstein chronology
Earth Tones
Heart's Content
Stranger in Paradise

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


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]


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
The Penguin Guide to Jazz4/4 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Peter Bernstein except where noted.

1."Little Green Men"7:42
2."Heart's Content"7:09
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



  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.