Heartcore (Kurt Rosenwinkel album)

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Studio album by Kurt Rosenwinkel
Released August 23, 2003
Recorded 2001-2003
Genre Jazz, Fusion
Length 67:47
Label Verve Records
Producer Kurt Rosenwinkel, Q-Tip
Kurt Rosenwinkel chronology
The Next Step
(2001)The Next Step2001
Deep Song
(2005)Deep Song2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Heartcore is Kurt Rosenwinkel's fifth album as a band leader. The album was fully produced by Rosenwinkel and Q-Tip of popular hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. The album is a departure musically from Rosenwinkel's previous work, as he contributes keyboard, drums, and voice, at times creating soundscapes completely on his own in his personal studio. Says Rosenwinkel, "There is a place, musically, that’s above the categories. This record – it’s jazz. And it’s much more".[2] While much of the album features varied instrumentation and personnel, a few tracks rely on a live performance aspect, reminding the listener of the connection to the jazz tradition. Rosenwinkel cites the influence of Arnold Schoenberg in the harmonic textural construction on Heartcore.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Heartcore" – 8:39
  2. "Blue Line" – 6:11
  3. "All the Way to Rajasthan" – 6:59
  4. "Your Vision" – 8:36
  5. "Interlude" – 2:45
  6. "Our Secret World" – 6:13
  7. "Dream/Memory?" – 3:26
  8. "Love in the Modern World" – 8:15
  9. "dcba//>>" – 7:52
  10. "Thought About You" – 5:44
  11. "Tone Poem" (Rosenwinkel, Nathan Street, Ben Street) – 3:07




  1. ^ Heartcore at AllMusic
  2. ^ Rosenwinkel, Kurt. "Heartcore Interview". Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Heartcore at AllMusic

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