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Ron Hadley
Solo Jazz Piano by Ron Hadley --- Mr. Hadley is a veteran solo and ensemble player who studied with Jaki Byard at the New England Conservatory of Music and attended Berklee College of Music. His improvisations and solo renditions of jazz standards and original material continue to contribute to the success of special occasions, events and enterprises in many different settings. ("Hadley is a masterful improvisor with a profound understanding of jazz's history and in-the-moment essence. If you get a chance to hear him play live, don't miss the opportunity."... Joseph Blake, The Times Colonist [Victoria, B.C.] ) Harmonic Hatchery Productions

Harmonic Hatchery Productions was established in 1982 to offer live and recorded jazz in a variety of formats and to promote intercultural musical exchange between Japan and North America. The company is directed by Ron Hadley, a jazz pianist and composer who has an academic background in Oriental languages and a deep fondness for the performing arts of Japan. Mr. Hadley is active as a performer, producer and translator in Tokyo as well as the Pacific Northwest, and is thus able to offer to North American and Japanese presenters direct and affordable access to superb professional musicians from both cultures. At Harmonic Hatchery Productions the emphasis is on cultivating a personal approach that enables presenters and artists to work together for the common cause of producing distinctive events. This has resulted in a rapidly increasing list of satisfied clients on both sides of the Pacific.

Harmonic Hatchery Productions is constantly developing a variety of concert, entertainment and educational programs based on jazz, traditional Japanese music and combinations of the two. Some of our current features are briefly described in the following list.

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Harmonic Hatchery Band Leave It All To The Music

Jazz, funk, and more in an album that is ostensibly "for kids", but who's to say what "kids" are, anyway......?

Music and Lyrics by jazz pianist Ron Hadley (ASCAP)

Personnel:

Ron Hadley: piano, all instruments (in real time via midi keyboard), sound samples & voice; Sue Klassen: voice; Gail Heavilin: voice; Jim Cameron: tenor & baritone saxophones; Jack Carder: trumpet & flugabone; Bob Neale: bass; Ray Brunelle: drums

Copyright 2001 by Ron Hadley

All Rights Reserved

Nihongo no oto

(MUSICAL FUN TO FAMILIARIZE YOU WITH THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE)

available on CDR

Sounds, phrases, songs and music for creating direct and lasting linguistic impressions. Inspired by the introductory Japanese language text ("Hajimete No Nihongo") written by Yuzuru Katagiri, a semanticist and GDM (Graded Direct Method) language teacher who lives in Kyoto. Mr. Katagiri has also appended a Japanese pronunciation guide to this recording.

(All songs are Copyright 1992 by Ron Hadley. The Sound Appendix is Copyright 1992 by Yuzuru Katagiri.)

Personnel:

Ron Hadley: all instruments (in real time via midi keyboard), sound samples & voice; Gail Heavilin: voice; Yuzuru Katagiri: voice

Ron & Gail Sing Songs For Children

When current cassette stock is sold out, we will change to CDR

Originally created as an English language learning tool for elementary school systems in Japan, this collection of 23 well-known children's songs from around the world has also received rave reviews from the 0 to 5 year-old crowd in North America as well as adult students of English as a second language. The songs are short, presented in tastefully simple arrangements and perfect for singing along.

Personnel:

Gail Heavilin: voices; Ron Hadley: all instruments, voice

Eloquent Fish Hogaku-Jazz Eensemle
New England Concerts

available on CDR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live recordings of this intercultural ensemble consisting of the Sagami Traditional Music Trio and the Ron Hadley Quintet.

The Eloquent Fish Ensemble -- This unique ensemble came into being in Tokyo in the spring of 1990 when shakuhachi virtuoso Toshiya Mizukawa and jazz pianist Ron Hadley organized the group to perform Mr. Hadley's compositions and to continue intercultural projects on which they had been collaborating since the summer of 1989. The ensemble is an amalgamation of the Sagami Traditional Music Trio (koto, shamisen and shakuhachi) and the Ron Hadley Quintet (piano, bass, drums saxophones and voice). In addition to presenting original compositions and arrangements of traditional pieces, ensemble members perform authentic Hogaku as well as material drawn from the standard jazz repertoire. Workshops and lecture/demonstrations dealing with the two fields of Japanese music and jazz (as well as how these fields might be combined) are an important part of the group's schedule.

(All songs--except Kuro Kami, which is from the traditional Nagauta repertoire--are Copyright 1990 by Ron Hadley)

Personnel: Toshiya Mizukawa: shakuhachi; Mieko Noguchi: shamisen, kotsuzumi & voice; Nahoko Ohata: koto; Ron Hadley: piano & keyboards; Gail Heavilin: voice; Jim Cameron: saxophones; Bob Neale: bass; Ray Brunelle: drums & sound samples