New Album on Table & Chairs Records – Do It Live
Hardcoretet’s second album, Do It Live, features five original compositions recorded live with no cuts or edits. Showcasing a mature compositional sense and tight group interplay, Do It Live brings Hardcoretet to the forefront as one of today’s most exciting instrumental bands.
“While improvisation factors into the mix, their songs are simultaneously melded in masterful compositions, a fusion-like style at its most organic.” – BreakThru Radio
“Swelling intensity, punishing crescendos, and heated improvisational exchanges…Hardcoretet illustrates a newer and perhaps more streamlined view of jazz fusion. The artists make every note count and are more concerned with song forms rather than rendering endless soloing jaunts.” – All About Jazz
Hardcoretet is a Seattle-based instrumental quartet that performs original material drawing from jazz, rock, soul and improvised music, among other styles. The band presents music written by each of its members and is reminiscent of fusion groups like Return to Forever and Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, as well as more current modern jazz groups like Chris Potter’s Underground and Kneebody. On stage, the band seeks to combine well-written and thought-provoking music with energetic, exciting, and moving performances.
The members of Hardcoretet have performed both nationally and around the globe with projects and artists cencompassing a wide array of genres including Allen Stone, McTuff, Polyrhythmics, Reptet, Speak, Jovino Santos Neto, Pocket Change, Theoretics and many others. They have shared the stage with, and opened for, world-renowned artists Skerik, Cuong Vu, Mike Stern, Charlie Hunter, Marco Benevento, Bobby Previte and Bill Frisell. More…