Produced by Jon Hamar
Recorded August 24 & 25, 2011, by David Lange & Evan Brubaker at David Lange Studios, Edgewood WA
Mixed by David Lange
Mastered by Dan Dean, Dan Dean Prod., Mercer Island, WA
Photography by Steve Korn
Cover design & layout by John Bishop
The Jazz Word (John Barron)
Seattle bassist Jon Hamar utilizes a high-end sense of time, tone and taste to propel his drummerless trio on his solo disc Hymn. Pianist Geoffrey Keezer and alto saxophonist Todd DelGiudice contribute to this well-conceived collection of originals and jazz classics. Hamar pays homage to bass giants John Patitucci ("Blues for J.P.") and Ray Brown ...
allaboutjazz.com (C. Michael Bailey)
Track review of "Comes Love" - Origin Records bassist Jon Hamar effects an intimate trio with alto saxophonist Todd DelGiudice and pianist Geoffrey Keezer on Hymn. Heard most recently, prior to this date, on Richard Cole's Inner Mission (Origin Records, 2007), Hamar's Hymn is heavy on introspective yet muscular originals, as Hamar also chooses ...
Oregon Jazz Scene (George Fendel)
Seattle bassist Hamar must have had a premonition. Just how would a trio without a drummer go over? And so, on this recording, he works only with Geoffrey Keezer, piano, and Todd DelGiudice, alto saxophone. Without a drummer, there’s a stronger sense of intimacy and communication among the three players, and the result is impressive. The song list ...
All About Jazz (Hrayr Attarian)
Seattle bassist Jon Hamar's third release as a leader is an intimate and collaborative effort. The textured harmonies with hints of western Classical influences that are heard on his prior CDs have further matured on Hymn, thanks, in no small part, to his choice of sidemen. Reed multi-instrumentalist Todd DelGiudice (a past collaborator who sticks ...
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