Reba Hasko | Live At Studio 43

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Live At Studio 43

by Reba Hasko

Acoustic piano/vocal folk-pop fusing classical sensibilities, confessional poetics and cathartic songwriting.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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"A woman and a piano, sometimes that's all you need...atleast if the woman is as gifted as Reba Hasko." --Anna Maria Stjarnell, Collected Sounds

"Holy smokes! Joni Mitchell with the heat turned UP! Damn great piano pop." --Derek Sivers, CD Baby

"Being, at first, lulled by the sweet sounds of genuine piano pop, you're suddenly blown away by this attention grabbing, soul stirring voice like a heavenly combination of Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. Having command of the piano with passion that rivals Tori Amos and with the perfect combination of intensity, brilliance and piercing emotion in her musical voice, this is an album that will have you doing a double-take."
--Tamara Turner, CD Baby

Reba Hasko grew up in rural, upstate New York out of a fertile, creative ground of music-loving parents, colorful twin brothers, a close-knit, eccentric neighborhood, and a very special grandmother. At an early age she was lulled by her grandmother's lustrous voice, crooning favorite standards, show tunes and Patsy Cline songs. From this grandmother, she inherited her devotion to singing and the generous gift of a piano. At nine years old and armed with this combination, Reba immediately began exhibiting the improvisational instinct that would create the radiant, award-winning music she is known for today.

With dreams of becoming a song writer, her acceptance after high school into the Crane School of Music in upstate New York seemed the ideal next step. Once there, however, she was quickly claimed by the School's opera director and thrust into the drama and rigors of that discipline. By this detour, she discovered a passion for atonal music and mixed meters, and developed a deep respect for composers such as Alban Berg, Gabrielle Faure and John Cage. But it would be her irrepressible individuality that threatened her academic performance when she failed 20th Century Composition for writing something so unique and unexpected, that her teacher remarked, "This isn't even music"!

As it turns out, it's more than music. After moving to San Francisco in 1998 and studying and performing for about a year, Reba made an abrupt break from the classical scene: "I had had enough of singing other people's music. I couldn't stand the fact that so many women's roles in opera were written by men. I finally turned in my scores and rented a piano. I had a voice of my own, and I wanted to use it."

She achieved that goal with her first release, "Live at Studio 43," the charmed union of a crystalline vocal power and masterful piano work. Rich, confident instrumental stylings that counter her luminous poetry with daring, organic chords that never threaten to obscure the siren at the center of the song.

The result is achingly confidential and charged with an otherworldly beauty and depth. So maybe that teacher was right, after all. Maybe this isn't music. Perhaps it requires a new category, some place where rules are broken, revelations are made, and the thing we once called music takes form in the air before us with a grace and dimension we can almost touch.

Currently, Reba is writing, recording and performing in Berlin, Germany. While compiling poetry and field recordings, she began touring her performance project "Electropera" in May 2004.
Her second release, 'Seeds From the Twisted Pear' is due for release in 2006. Stay tuned...

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Being, at first, lulled by the sweet sounds of genuine piano pop, you're suddenly blown away by this attention grabbing, soul stirring voice like a heavenly combination of Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. Having command of the piano with passion that rivals Tori Amos and with the perfect combination of intensity, brilliance and piercing emotion in her musical voice, this is an album that will have you doing a double-take.
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grokLF (vince singleton)

a superb CD by a piano/vocal goddess
I bought the CD on the strength of samples at cdbaby--and I'm damn glad I did. Really captures the live experience. As good as it gets, for my money. Wow!
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J. Kluska

Deep felt solar-energy radiates w/ a voice from the dark of the moon.
A fantastic start to a brilliant and destined career. This Cd beems raw poetry and emotion while stirring the cauldron of collective experience.
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marQue

I saw her live at the Mad Dog in the Fog, AWESOME!
I saw her at the Mad Dog in the Fog showcase in San Francisco. Her voice, mastery of the piano, and emotion were unbelievable. I love the CD! Thanks for making great music. I look forward to seeing you again.
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Bob Schott

Originally from the heart
Refreshing to hear someone play from their 'Heart' instead of their 'Computer', without all of the 'worn out' overdubbing that all of the so-called pop stars, 'Spears'and the rest of the Record label 'clones' have to do because they lack quality and power. Reminisent of 'Torri Amos'. Great Piano work here and good vocal quality as well. A little reminisent of the Carol King era 'Woodstock' solo/accoutics', etc. ...'And'... she doesn't have to wear skimpy clothes and write sleasy to get and keep your attention. Way to go 'Reba'..good work.
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Tamara Turner, CDBaby

This is an album that will have you doing a double-take.
Being, at first, lulled by the sweet sounds of genuine piano pop, you're suddenly blown away by this attention grabbing, soul stirring voice like a heavenly combination of Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. Having command of the piano with passion that rivals Tori Amos and with the perfect combination of intensity, brilliance and piercing emotion in her musical voice, Being, at first, lulled by the sweet sounds of genuine piano pop, you're suddenly blown away by this attention grabbing, soul stirring voice like a heavenly combination of Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. Having command of the piano with passion that rivals Tori Amos and with the perfect combination of intensity, brilliance and piercing emotion in her musical voice, this is an album that will have you doing a double-take.
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KarenG

Perfect for a certain mood. And it grows on ya.
I know lots of people who would NOT like this. I also know many who would. Her voice is lovely but like Joni Mitchell's if you're a stickler for consistent pitch it can be grating. Her mastery of her instruments (both piano and voice) is obvious. I'd love to see her live, but as she's leaving soon for Europe I guess I won't get that chance. This cd is sparse, I'd be interested to see what she might do if given free reign in a studio with other musicians and toys.
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