ARTICLES and INTERVIEWS

Spotlight Artist, Piano and All that Jazz
Podcast by Mark Stephens
Interview, January, 2014
Interview by Robert Silverstein, Music Web Express 3000
"Art Of The Matter", WFYI Indianapolis Public Radio
Interview by Travis DiNicola, September 19th, 2013 (at 35:30 minutes in)

Brad Hoyt | Far Away From Everyday

REVIEWS

"It's a massively ambitious effort that has taken three years and a dizzying display of thirty world class musicians to record fourteen of his original compositions in studios located all over the globe, and the result is jaw-droppingly superb...The result is Old World meets 7th Avenue jazz club, but with a sophisticated, symphonic mindset."  - Janet Goodman, Music News Nashville
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"Want to try something completely uncategorizable yet simultaneously enjoyable? This guy Brad Hoyt might just be the ticket...This disc will charm your sox off!"  - George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly
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"...this is one of those sets that exists somewhere in that twilight zone where jazz/new age/world/classical/etc all come together for those one of a kind experiences that blow you away. With the vast amount of guests and styles on display, this is a remarkably cogent and cohesive album of masterful performances. As good as it gets when it comes to adult listening, this is one for the books and the ages."  - Midwest Record Review
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"A singular work that defies easy categorization, Far Away From Everyday is the result of an inspired and determined man with a very personal vision." - Bill Milkowski, Downbeat Magazine
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"This CD is one of the most musically diverse that I've ever reviewed...If you would like to hear something different for a change...give this album a try"  - Ian MacGregor, The Jazz Guitar Society of Western Australia
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"The 14 tracks on Far Away from Everyday (Harp Guitar), the latest album by the jazz pianist and harp guitarist Brad Hoyt, play like a rich, mysterious soundtrack, not least because the liner notes link the compositions to dramatically suggestive scenarios. -  Arsenio Orteza, worldmag.com
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"This is a third stream summit, artists not bound by convention or predetermined expectations but of real musicians playing incredibly real music on real instruments - how sweet is that? ..A smorgasbord of flavor, texture and cultural delights that hit on both the cerebral and visceral levels. A sublime experience"  - Brent Black, criticaljazz.com
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"Normally, such a variance from cut to cut can board on cluster-pluck, and even though Hoyt composed all 14 instrumentals, it's as much a compilation as solo outing. And an excellent compilation it is" - Dan Forte, Vintage Guitar Magazine
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"God bless the piano player who can join forces with guitarists of all persuasions and come up with an album that’s truly different and magical."  -  Robert Silverstein, Music Web Express 3000
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"A highlight for me is the gypsy jazz "Sharper's Revenge," with guitarist Joscho Stephan. I hear a movie score in there, although that in no way implies this disc doesn't stand on it's own. Try it as the soundtrack to your next commute." 
Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal
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Brad Hoyt | Together Alone
Duets With Piano and Harp Guitar

REVIEWS

"...the result is a gentle musical journey that inspires and delights. Seek it out!" - David Mead, Guitar Techniques Magazine, Issue 53

"Bravo Brad Hoyt for this very fine album with some of the most beautiful sounds that two instruments can make!" - Dave Walker, FingerstyleGuitar.ca
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"Bittersweet nostalgia, haunting regret, playfulness, everlasting love and resilience of character are just some of the spirits tapped into through the mature musicianship here." -Janet Goodman, Music News Nashville
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"A delightful surprise, this is good, solid, meaty adult music you can really dig into. Hot stuff." -Chris Spector, Midwest Record Review
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"...the education into the world of the harp guitar is secondary to the eloquent melodies and subtle complexities that encompass Together Alone. From the opening track “Midwestern Expansion”, the CD establishes a distinct mood, one of captivation and scenic beauty, and you are immediately thrust into a world where a certain tranquility has taken over."  -Daniel Damiano, Award Winning Playwright, Actor and Poet
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"Together Alone...shows off the sound of the harp guitar in ways that have musical substance and gives you plenty to hear and appreciate." -Grego Edwards, Gapplegate Guitar and Bass
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"Guitar fans and piano fans will marvel at the amazing talent and technique of Hoyt and his gifted harp guitar players, yet the real star onTogether Alone is Hoyt’s sublime compositions, which combine a number of classical, jazz and slightly shaded New Age / Americana motifs in his instrumental originals." - Robert Silverstein, Music Web Express 3000
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