Label Naim Label
Heartplay is a subtle and sublime collaboration. Charlie and Antonio
play a combination of compositions by each other, and a beautifully
sparkling track called Child's Play by Fred Hersch.
bass sounds beautifully deep and rounded, an incredibly satisfying and
symbiotic partner with Antonio's guitar. These elegant and eloquent
duets are totally atmospheric and an absolute joy to listen to.
The album was recorded by Ken Christianson in Naim's very own tried,
tested and spectacularly proved "True Stereo" method, where the
musicians play live and are recorded direct to a two track reel to reel
tape recorder. The result is a unprocessed analogue recording,in which
the sound of the instruments is allowed to shine without any hindrance
from the procedure. Produced by Charlie Haden & Antonio Forcione Reviews
Star review "...Forcione’s tone-poem Snow is Frisell-like, and Haden’s
solo on his own silence confirms how much he’s always been able to
express without hurrying. It’s well up with the leaders in Haden’s
illustrious collection of duo encounters.
"...The expression of a perfect unity"
( Irish Times )
"Haden is a jazz hero from way back, but Forcione
is still not as well known as he deserves to be. His distinctive
combination of jazz with Spanish and other European influences is always
full of surprises.
"...For those who haven’t heard of Focione
before--despite his having ten other albums out on Naim--Heartplay is a
fine introduction. For Haden fans, it’s another in a growing collection
of duet albums with artists including Metheny, pianist John Taylor and
pianist/guitarist Egberto Gismonti that makes a compelling argument for
the less-is-more approach."
(Allaboutjazz) Side A
1. Anna ( Antonio Forcione )
2. If... ( Antonio Forcione)
3. La Pasionaria ( Charlie Haden )
4. Snow ( Antonio Forcione )
5. Nocturn ( Antonio Forcione )Side B
1. Silence ( Charlie Haden )
2. Child's Song ( Fred Hersh )
3. For Turiya ( Charlie Haden )