Hee Hawk

"The style of Hee Hawk can be described as a cross of jazz, soul, and americana. The group has been performing across New England for the past two years and is a rising force in the world of acoustic music. Hee Hawk performs the original compositions of pianist Adam Lipsky. With strong roots in the jazz tradition, the players in Hee Hawk bring their harmonic awareness and improvisation technique to the original pieces. While some pieces have more open melodies reminiscent of Appalachian string music, others have subtle, more intricate harmonic content that shows influence from such masters as Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus. With the highly emotive sensibilities of Appalachian and Depression-era folk music, the group weaves between consonance and dissonance bringing out all the soul of the blues. The sound of Hee Hawk is raw, elegant, and vital." [+]