NPR'S HEARTS OF SPACE
“'Hearts of Space' (NPR) is showcasing my new releases on this week’s episode—
'SCORPIANO: a darktime excursion for ambient piano' PGM 1265
You’ll hear music from all 3 of my 2020 EPs.
Below is a review of my latest releases from Hearts of Space host/producer Stephen Hill:
JILL TRACY EPs:
Contemplative piano meditations for 'uncertain times' from San Francisco's queen of dark melancholy, Jill Tracy.
Singers get all the attention, and often their musical talent goes unremarked. Jill Tracy has long been celebrated as an original singer and spinner of dark tales inspired by Gothic and Romantic literature. In the Covid era, months of enforced solitude and widespread anxiety called for something different: simpler, more therapeutic, and more responsive to the zeitgeist.
What emerged is a new group of contemplative instrumentals for solo piano. In a pure exercise of artistic power, she has imbued these pieces with the character and atmosphere of her fully produced songs.
Superior artists don't need complexity. They can move you with just their presence and an instrument, which she plays here with subtle shadings of tempo and dynamics, and sophisticated dissonant harmonies.
Let us pray for the pandemic to end, and for Jill Tracy to continue to create these sublime piano instrumentals.'
'SCORPIANO: a darktime excursion for ambient piano' PGM 1265 features Jill Tracy, Bruno Sanfilippo , Matthew Labarge, David Norland.
Heard on over 180 National Public Radio stations, Hearts of Space is in the Top 20 list of all syndicated programs, including All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Prairie Home Companion, etc.
Check your local radio listings.
Listen ONLINE at HOS.com
You will also find a link there to purchase the music with a donation on Bandcamp.
Your support is greatly appreciated this year. https://jilltracy.bandcamp.com
*Thank you to Stephen Hill, Steve Davis, NPR and the Hearts of Space
crew for creating such a beautiful program.
This music is just what we need right now for the dark winter... ❤︎ Jill"
(Portrait by Audrey Penven.)