BRUCE HORNSBY - A tightrope walk between film music, pop and modern classical music

30. April 2019

BRUCE HORNSBY unternimmt eine Gratwanderung zwischen Filmmusik, Pop und moderner Klassik

Since his million-seller "The Way It Is" (1986) and "Scenes From The Southside" (1988) the singer and pianist Bruce Hornsby has developed into a musical chameleon. In addition to a one-and-a-half-year guest appearance with Grateful Dead, the man from Williamsburg in Virginia has been releasing Americana, jazz and bluegrass records since the nineties. His most recent work "Absolute Zero" is largely based on so-called "cues", short, functional pieces of music for films by his buddy Spike Lee, to whose strip "Clockers" he contributed the duet "Love Me Still" together with Chaka Khan in 1995. "My entry into the movie world," as Hornsby says. "Since the documentary 'Kobe Doin' Work', I've written music for six of Spike's films, most recently his Netflix series 'She's Gotta Have It'." In an interview with eclipsed, the 64-year-old ranges from his literary interests to modern classical music, which also influenced his new album "Absolute Zero".