Rick Hannah – projects

Ten-String Swing

Rick Hannah plays jazz guitar with Ulli Bartel on the violine

Ten String Swing: Rick Hannah plays jazz guitar with Ulli Bartel on the violine in the Ten String Swing project.

Rick joins violinist Ulli Bartel in Duo format, offering a unique sonic blend of two instruments that are rarely heard together, especially without a back-up rhythm section. From the roots of Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti through Stuff Smith and new compositions, the Duo offers a broad musical experience.

A graduate of Berklee School of Music, Ulli Bartel is a Berlin mainstay. He is also part of the Ulli Bartel/Lorenz Boesche Quintett and the Allan Praskin/Ulli Bartel Quartett. He has performed with Herb Geller, Jimmy Cobb, Jackie Terrasson among many other notable jazzmen.

Listen to a sample on soundcloud: Ten-string swing excerpts

Watch them play live on youtube

2-Man Jazz Band

2 Man Jazz Band Rick Hannah and Erwin SifferRick together with pianist Erwin Siffer create a Guitar-Piano DUO format, free flying without a rhythm section, as the role of melody and accompaniment flows back and forth from player to player in a cohesive, coordinated presentation of musical dialogue. Their latest CD features compositions offered by both artists, along with new arrangements of selected standards, and a special emphasis on the music of Lennie Tristano and his band-mates Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh.
“2-Man Jazz Band is a fine example of musical rapport, technical finesse and high musicianship.”

Read the full review at allaboutjazz.com ★★★★

Two men jazz band cdListen to a sample on soundcloud 2-man jazz band medley from cd

Watch them play live on youtube:
2-Man Jazz Band playsTwilight Serenade
2-Man Jazz Band plays Yours Is My Heart Alone

Purchase at www.cdbaby.com

For concerts and events contact Rick Hannah handfulofstrings@gmail.com

Handful of Strings

CD cover of a Handful of Strings Following in the spirit of the great Joe Pass, Rick Hannah offers a new rendition of the rare art of Solo Jazz Guitar, playing a choice of standards along with two original compositions.  Using a variety of guitars, Rick offers a wide palette of possibilities that show the complexity, versatility and beautiful sonorities of the acoustic-electric guitar.
“Handful Of Strings contains much impressive technical playing, but Hannah's prodigious technique always serves the music. Somewhere, Joe Pass is smiling...”
Read the full review at allaboutjazz.com ★★★★

Listen to a sample on soundcloud handful of strings excerpts from cd

Watch Rick play “How High The Moon” on YouTube

Purchase at www.cdbaby.com

For concerts and events contact Rick Hannah handfulofstrings@gmail.com