Hanging Hearts is a free-spirited, Chicago-based trio described by European audiences as "hammering the walls between genres." Bridging the gap between jazz, rock, and experimental music, the band offers listeners what is ultimately their own tribal music--a combination of their varying musical backgrounds ranging from jazz and classical, to funk, alternative soul, and full on metal. Each a bandleader and composer in their own right, Hanging Hearts features Chris Weller on tenor and bass saxophones, Cole DeGenova on keyboards, and Devin Drobka on drums.
In June 2016, Hanging Hearts went back into the studio at Howl Street Recordings in Milwaukee, WI with drummer Dave King of The Bad Plus as producer to make their second album, Into a Myth. A strong step forward from their last, the record features eight cut-to-the-chase originals referencing various themes from creation myths to cosmic rights of passage. Into a Myth releases on June 9, 2017 on the Minneapolis-based label Shifting Paradigm Records with supporting U.S. tours.
released June 9, 2017
Chris Weller - saxophone
Cole DeGenova - keyboards
Devin Drobka - drums
Dave King - tambourine (track 2)
Produced by Dave King
Recorded at Howl Street Recordings
Epic! The more I listen the more I love it. I honestly can't describe the content in this submission. Every listening reveals a new level. This is a band that BADLY NEEDS TO BOOK SOME GIGS! (Okay. I'm frustrated, having been screwed out of my Bad Plus shows and Seattle basically being THE FRIGGEN KLONDIKE!) Jonathan Pryor