Billy Hart

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born on 29/11/1940 in Washington DC, United States

Billy Hart

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Billy Hart (born November 29, 1940) is an American jazz drummer and educator.

Biography

Hart was born in Washington, D.C., where early on in his career he performed with soul artists such as Otis Redding and Sam and Dave, and then later with Buck Hill and Shirley Horn, and was a sideman with the Montgomery Brothers (1961), Jimmy Smith (1964–1966), and Wes Montgomery (1966–68). Following Montgomery’s death in 1968, Hart moved to New York, where he recorded with McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Zawinul, and played with Eddie Harris, Pharoah Sanders, and Marian McPartland.

Hart was a member of Herbie Hancock's sextet (1969–73), and played with McCoy Tyner (1973–74), Stan Getz (1974–77), and Quest (1980s), in addition to extensive freelance playing (including recording with Miles Davis on 1972's On the Corner).

Since the early 1990s, Hart has been associated with Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and is also adjunct faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music and Western Michigan University. He also conducts private lessons through the New School and New York University. The drummer often contributes to the Stokes Forest Music Camp and the Dworp Summer Jazz Clinic in Belgium.

He has led a group with Mark Turner, Ethan Iverson, and Ben Street, is featured in a trio led by pianist Jean-Michel Pilc, another led by guitarist Assaf Kehati, and has performed in a band known as the Cookers, with Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, Craig Handy, George Cables and Cecil McBee, all who have toured extensively and recorded two CDs.

Hart resides in Montclair, New Jersey.[1]

Discography

As leader

  • 1977: Enchance (Horizon)
  • 1985: Oshumare (Gramavision)
  • 1987: Rah (Gramavision)
  • 1993: Amethyst (Arabesque)
  • 1997: Oceans of Time (Arabesque)
  • 2006: Billy Hart Quartet (HighNote)
  • 2006: Route F (Enja)
  • 2009: Live at the Cafe Damberd (Enja)
  • 2011: Sixty-Eight (SteepleChase)
  • 2012: All Our Reasons (ECM)
  • 2014: One Is the Other (ECM)

Collaborations

With Quest

  • II (Storyville, 1987)
  • Midpoint – Quest III Live at the Montmartre Copenhagen Denmark (Storyville, 1987)
  • N.Y. Nites – Standards (PAN Music, 1988)
  • Natural Selection (Pathfinder/Core, 1988)
  • Of One Mind (CMP, 1990)
  • Re-Dial (Live in Hamburg) (Outnote, 2007)
  • Circular Dreaming (Enja, 2011)

As sideman

With Franco Ambrosetti

  • Heartbop (Enja, 1981)

With Pepper Adams

  • Reflectory (Muse, 1978)
  • Urban Dreams (Palo Alto, 1981)
  • The Adams Effect (Uptown, 1985 [1988])

With Kenny Barron

  • Lucifer (Muse, 1975)
  • Innocence (Wolf, 1978)
  • Spirit Song (Verve, 1999)

With Walter Bishop Jr.

  • Valley Land (Muse, 1974 [1976])
  • Cubicle (Muse, 1978)

With Paul Bley

  • My Standard (SteepleChase, 1985)
  • The Nearness of You (SteepleChase, 1989)

With Hamiet Bluiett

  • Resolution (Black Saint, 1978)
  • Dangerously Suite (Soul Note, 1981)

With Joanne Brackeen

  • Snooze (Choice, 1975)
  • Invitation (Freedom, 1976 [1978])
  • Tring-a-Ling (Choice, 1977)
  • Is It Really True (Konnex, 1991)

With Nick Brignola

  • Poinciana (Reservoir, 1997)

With George Cables

  • Quiet Fire (SteepleChase, 1994)
  • Dark Side, Light Side (SteepleChase, 1996)

With Catalyst

  • Perception (Muse, 1973)
  • Unity (Muse, 1974)

With Arnett Cobb

  • Arnett Cobb Is Back (Progressive, 1978)

With Larry Coryell

  • Comin' Home (Muse, 1984)
  • Equipoise (Muse, 1985)

With Stanley Cowell

  • Setup (SteepleChase, 1994)
With Albert Dailey
  • That Old Feeling (SteepleChase, 1978)

With Miles Davis

  • On the Corner (Columbia, 1972)
  • Big Fun (Columbia, 1974) (material from On the Corner sessions)
  • Tutu (Warner Bros., 1986)

With Richard Davis

  • Harvest (Muse, 1977 [1979])

With Joey DeFrancesco

  • Where Were You? (Columbia, 1990)

With Dave Douglas

  • Moving Portrait (DIW, 1998)

With Ray Drummond

  • Vignettes (Arabesque, 1996)
  • 1-2-3-4 (Arabesque, 1997 [1999])

With Charles Earland

  • The Dynamite Brothers (O.S.T.) (Prestige, 1973)

With Yelena Eckemoff

With Teddy Edwards

  • Out of This World (SteepleChase, 1980)

With Sonny Fortune

  • Awakening (Horizon, 1975)
  • It Ain't What It Was (Konnex, 1992)
  • Four in One (Blue Note, 1994)
  • A Better Understanding (Blue Note, 1995)

With Chico Freeman

  • Spirit Sensitive (India Navigation, 1979)
  • Peaceful Heart, Gentle Spirit (Contemporary, 1980)
  • Tradition in Transition (Elektra Musician, 1982)
  • The Search (India Navigation, 1983)
  • Chico Freeman featuring Bobby McFerrinTangents (Elektra Musician, 1984)

With Hal Galper

  • Wild Bird (Mainstream, 1972)
  • Reach Out! (SteepleChase, 1976)

With Carlos Garnett

  • Black Love (Muse, 1974)

With Stan Getz

  • Jazz Jamboree 74, Vol. 2 (Muza, 1975)
  • Various – Standard School Broadcast "Music Makers": Woodwinds & Reeds (Chevron, 1975)
  • The Best of Two Worlds (Columbia, 1975) with João Gilberto
  • The Master (Columbia, 1975 [1982])
  • Getz/Gilberto '76 (Resonance, 1976 [2016]) with João Gilberto
  • Live at Montmartre (SteepleChase, 1977)
  • Another World (Columbia, 1977)
  • Mort d'un Pourri (Melba, 1977) – Soundtrack
  • Pure Getz (Concord Jazz, 1982)
  • Blue Skies (Concord Jazz, 1982 [1995])

With Dick Griffin

  • Now Is the Time (Trident, 1979)
  • The Eighth Wonder & More (Konnex, 1994)

With Herbie Hancock

  • Mwandishi (Warner Bros., 1971)
  • Crossings (Warner Bros., 1972)
  • Sextant (Columbia, 1973)
  • V.S.O.P. (Columbia, 1977)

With Billy Harper

  • Soran-Bushi, B.H. (Denon, 1978)

With Eddie Harris

  • Pourquoi l'Amérique (O.S.T.) (AZ, 1968)
  • Silver Cycles (Atlantic, 1968)
  • High Voltage (Atlantic, 1969)
  • Free Speech (Atlantic, 1969)

With Eddie Henderson

  • Realization (Capricorn, 1973)
  • Inside Out (Capricorn, 1974)
  • Sunburst (Blue Note, 1975)
  • Heritage (Blue Note, 1976)

With Buck Hill

  • This Is Buck Hill (SteepleChase, 1978)
  • Scope (SteepleChase, 1979)
  • Easy to Love (SteepleChase, 1981 [1982])
  • Impressions (SteepleChase, 1981 [1983])
With Shirley Horn
  • A Lazy Afternoon (SteepleChase, 1978)

With The Jazztet

  • Nostalgia (Baystate, 1983)

With Duke Jordan

  • Thinking of You (SteepleChase, 1979 [1982])
  • Change a Pace (SteepleChase, 1979 [1980])
  • Time on My Hands (SteeplChase, 1985 [1988])
  • As Time Goes By (SteepleChase, 1985 [1989])

With Jimmy Knepper

  • Just Friends (Hep, 1978) with Joe Temperley
  • 1st Place (BlackHawk, 1982 [1986])
  • I Dream Too Much (Soul Note, 1984)
With Lee Konitz
  • Yes, Yes, Nonet (SteepleChase, 1979)
  • Live at Laren (Soul Note, 1979 [1984])
  • It's You (SteepleChase, 1996)

with Harold Land

  • A New Shade of Blue (Mainstream, 1971)

With Andy LaVerne

  • Another World (SteepleChase, 1977)

With Azar Lawrence

  • Bridge into the New Age (Prestige, 1974)

With Charles Lloyd

  • The Call (ECM, 1993)
  • All My Relations (ECM, 1994)
  • Canto (ECM, 1996)
  • Lift Every Voice (ECM, 2002)

With Joe Lovano

  • Quartets: Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note, 1994)

With Pat Martino

  • Exit (Muse, 1976)

With Bennie Maupin

  • The Jewel in the Lotus (ECM, 1974)

With Cecil McBee

  • Mutima (Strata-East, 1974)
  • Flying Out (India Navigation, 1982)

With Mingus Dynasty

  • Live at Montreux (Atlantic, 1980)
  • Live at the Theatre Boulogne-Billancourt/Paris, Vol. 1 (Soul Note 1988)
  • Live at the Theatre Boulogne-Billancourt/Paris, Vol. 2 (Soul Note 1988)

With Wes Montgomery

  • Live at Jorgies Jazz Club (VGM, 1961, issued later)
  • Live at Jorgies Jazz Club and More (VGM, 1961, 1968, issued later)

With Ralph Moore

  • 623 C Street (Criss Cross, 1987)

With Frank Morgan

  • City Nights: Live at the Jazz Standard (HighNote, 2003 [2004])
  • Raising the Standard (HighNote, 2002 [2005])
  • A Night in the Life (HighNote, 2003 [2007])
  • Reflections (HighNote, 2006)

With James Mtume

  • Mtume Umoja Ensemble – Alkebu-Lan – Land of the Blacks (Live at The East) (Strata-East, 1972)
  • Rebirth Cycle (Third Street, 1974, issued in 1977)

With Tisziji Munoz

  • Heart Trance Revelation (Anami, 2014)

With James Newton

  • James Newton (Gramavision, 1983)
  • Luella (Gramavision, 1984)
  • The African Flower – The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn (Blue Note, 1985)
  • David Murray/James Newton Quintet (DIW, 1991) – with David Murray
With Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
  • Trio 1 (SteepleChase, 1977)
  • Trio 2 (SteepleChase, 1977)
  • Dancing on the Tables (SteepleChase, 1979)
  • Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen Quartet – Dancing on the Tables (SteepleChase, 1979)

With Hannibal Marvin Peterson

  • Hannibal Marvin Peterson, The Sunrise Orchestra – Children of the Fire (Sunrise, 1974)
  • Naima (Eastworld, 1978)

With Doug Raney

  • Introducing Doug Raney (SteepleChase, 1977)
  • Cuttin' Loose (SteepleChase, 1978)
  • Stolen Moments (SteepleChase, 1979) with Jimmy Raney
  • Listen (SteepleChase, 1980)
  • Guitar Guitar Guitar (SteepleChase, 1985)
  • Something's Up (SteepleChase, 1988)

With Pharoah Sanders

  • Karma (Impulse!, 1969)
  • Izipho Zam (My Gifts) (Strata-East, 1969 [1973])
  • Black Unity (Impulse!, 1972)

With Iñaki Sandoval

  • Miracielos (Bebyne, 2011)

With Jarmo Savolainen

  • First Sight (Timeless, 1992)
  • True Image (A-Records, 1995)

With Wayne Shorter

  • Odyssey of Iska (Blue Note, 1971)

With Jimmy Smith

  • Christmas Cookin' (Verve, 1964)
  • The Amazing Jimmy Smith Trio Live at the Village Gate (Metro, 1965)
  • Live in Concert – The Incredible Jimmy Smith (Metro, 1965)
  • La métamorphose des cloportes (O.S.T.) (Verve, 1965)

With Idrees Sulieman

  • Groovin' (SteepleChase, 1985)

With Charles Sullivan

  • Genesis (Strata-East, 1974)
  • Re-Entry (Whynot, 1976)

With Horace Tapscott

  • Thoughts of Dar es Salaam (Arabesque, 1997)

With Buddy Terry

  • Pure Dynamite (Mainstream, 1972)

With McCoy Tyner

  • Asante (Blue Note, 1970, [1974])
  • Sama Layuca (Milestone, 1974)

With Warren Vaché

  • Horn of Plenty (Muse, 1993)

With Tom Varner

  • Tom Varner Quartet (Soul Note, 1980)
  • Motion/Stillness (Soul Note, 1983)

With Buster Williams

  • Pinnacle (Muse, 1975)
  • Crystal Reflections (Muse, 1976)
  • Heartbeat (Muse, 1979)
  • Dreams Come True (Buddah, 1980)

With Joe Zawinul

  • Zawinul (Atlantic, 1971)

With others

  • Buck Clarke – The Buck Clarke Sound (Argo, 1963)
  • The Paul Jeffrey QuintetElectrifying Sounds of the Paul Jeffrey Quintet (Savoy, 1968)
  • Melvin Jackson – Funky Skull (Limelight, 1969)
  • Marian McPartlandAmbiance (Halcyon, 1970)
  • Norman Connors – Dance of Magic (Cobblestone, 1972)
  • Pete YellinDance of Allegra (Mainstream, 1972)
  • Marc Levin Ensemble – Songs Dances and Prayers (Sweet Dragon, 1973)
  • Azar Lawrence – Bridge into the New Age (Prestige, 1974)
  • Carlos GarnettBlack Love (Muse, 1974)
  • Harold VickDon't Look Back (Strata-East, 1974)
  • Bob MosesBittersuite in the Ozone (Mozown, 1975)
  • Joseph Bonner - Triangle (Whynot, 1975)
  • Michel Sardaby – Gail (Disques Debs, 1975)
  • Black Renaissance – Black Renaissance (Baystate, 1977)
  • Dave McKenna / The Wilbur Little QuartetOil & Vinegar (Honeydew, 1977)
  • Eddie JeffersonThe Main Man (Inner City, 1977)
  • John Spider Martin – Absolutely (Improv, 1977)
  • John StowellGolden Delicious (Inner City, 1977)
  • Zbigniew SeifertMan of the Light (MPS, 1977)
  • Joanne BrackeenTring-a-Ling (Choice, 1978)
  • Robert WatsonEstimated Time of Arrival (Roulette, 1978)
  • Walter Bishop, Jr.Cubicle (Muse, 1978)
  • Mack Goldsbury – Anthropo-Logic (Muse, 1979)
  • Glen Hall – The Book of the Heart (Sonora, 1979)
  • Jim McNeelyThe Plot Thickens (Gatemouth, 1979)
  • John McNeil Quintet – Faun (SteepleChase, 1979)
  • John McNeil & Tom HarrellLook to the Sky (SteepleChase, 1979)
  • Cam Newton – The Motive Behind the Smile (Inner City, 1979)
  • Jimmy RowlesPaws That Refresh (Choice, 1979)
  • John ScofieldWho's Who? (Arista, 1979)
  • Louis Smith QuintetPrancin' (SteepleChase, 1979)
  • Pierre Dørge Quartet – Ballad Round the Left Corner (SteepleChase, 1980)
  • Mickey TuckerThe Crawl (Muse, 1980)
  • Dave Schnitter – Glowing (Muse, 1981)
  • Joachim Kühn – Nightline New York (Sandra Music Productions, 1981)
  • Mingus Dynasty – Live at Montreux (Atlantic, 1981)
  • Pepper AdamsUrban Dreams (Palo Alto, 1981)
  • Terumasa Hino – Double Rainbow (CBS/Sony, 1981)
  • Arnie LawrenceRenewal (Palo Alto, 1982)
  • Art Farmer QuartetA Work of Art (Concord Jazz, 1982)
  • Jay HoggardMystic Winds, Tropic Breezes (India Navigation, 1982)
  • Kip Hanranhan – Conjure – Music for the Texts of Ishmael Reed (American Clavé, 1984)
  • Larry CoryellComin' Home (Muse, 1984)
  • Big Nick Nicholas – Big Nick (India Navigation, 1985)
  • Didier LockwoodOut of the Blue (Gramavision, 1985)
  • Johnny Dyani QuartetAngolian Cry (SteepleChase, 1985)
  • Shirley Horn TrioViolets for Your Furs (SteepleChase, 1986, issued in 1991)
  • Khan Jamal – Thinking of You (Storyville, 1987)
  • Duke Jordan TrioTime on My Hands (Steeplechase, 1988)
  • John HandyExcursion in Blue (Quartet, 1988)
  • Tom HarrellStories (Contemporary, 1988, reissued as Visions, 1991)
  • Gary Bartz QuartetMonsoon (SteepleChase, 1988)
  • Paul Bley TrioThe Nearness of You (SteepleChase, 1989)
  • Lars Møller Quartet – Pyramid (Stunt, 1990)
  • Shirley HornYou Won't Forget Me (Verve, 1991)
  • Grover Washington, Jr.All My Tomorrows (Columbia, 1994)
  • Shirley HornThe Main Ingredient (Verve, 1995)
  • Cæcilie Norby – Cæcilie Norby (Blue Note, 1995)
  • Chris Potter – Moving In (Concord, 1996)
  • Jon Jang Sextet – Two Flowers on a Stem (Soul Note, 1996)
  • Jean-Michel PilcTrue Story (Disques Dreyfus 2010)
  • Tied & Tickled Trio – La Place Demon (Morr, 2011)
  • Brian Landrus – Traverse (Blueland, 2011)
  • Odean PopeOdean's Three (In+Out, 2012)
  • Marcos Varela – San Ygnacio (Origin, 2016)

References

  1. ^ "The State of Jazz: Meet 40 More Jersey Greats", The Star-Ledger, September 28, 2003, backed up by the Internet Archive as of September 27, 2008. Accessed September 15, 2017. "Billy Hart -- A versatile, inventive drummer, Hart lives in Montclair."
  2. ^ Chinen, Nate (5 May 2015). "Review: John Raymond, Uncovering the Possibilities of the Familiar". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 August 2015.

External links

  • Official webpage of Billy Hart
  • DTM Interview
  • Billy Hart at Allmusic
  • Discography at Discogs
  • Billy Hart Enchancing. ON THE COVER: BILLY HART by Jim Motavalli, NYCJR. February 2019 - Issue 202. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
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