Hartley C. White Information Hub
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Hartley C. White is a contemporary musician. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, he's lived in Corona, Queens since the 1980s. A student of martial arts since 1966, Hartley is the progenitor of a style he calls Who-pa-zoo-tic Music, "a non-classical music" based on the "broken rhythm" of Bruce Lee's jeet kune do.
This Is Not What You Expect, a vinyl compilation of material from Hartley's first four albums (self-released 1984-2009), was released on the OSR imprint in 2014.
Collaborators on Hartley's recorded and live material include percussionist Larry McDonald (known for his work with Bob Marley, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Gil Scott-Heron, Taj Mahal etc.), Sylvie Walder, saxophonist Tom Smith, vocalist Angie Rodriguez, guitarist Vinny Giannettino, Sarah Smith and Zach Phillips of Blanche Blanche Blanche, and the engineers George Dugan and Josh Silver.
Mail:       Hartley C. White, PO Box 680486, Corona NY 11368
Email:     hartleywhite at gmail dot com
Sunday April 10 2016 at New York University with Chris Weisman
The Hartley C. White Project (Hartley + Larry McDonald + Angie Rodriguez-Finn) performed at the OSR showcase of Pop Montreal and in other cities in the northeast US this September 2015, as part of a short tour with CE Schneider Topical:
Tuesday September 15 2015 in Providence, RI @ Psychic Readings with Christopher Forgues, CE ST
Wednesday September 16 2015 in Poughkeepsie, NY @ Vassar College with the Frigid Queen, CE ST
Thursday September 17 2015 in Boston, MA @ Deep Thoughts Jamaica Plain with BJ Snowden
Friday September 18 2015 in Montreal, QC @ POP Montreal festival with Jib Kidder, Ruth Garbus, CE ST
Saturday September 19 2015 in Montreal, QC @ Drones Club with Jib Kidder, Mega Bog, CE ST
Sunday September 20 2015 in Burlington, VT @ Burlington City Arts with Palm, Warehouse, CE ST
Monday September 21 2015 in Turners Falls, MA @ Brick House Community Center with Death Savings Flag, Curse Purse, CE ST
Wednesday August 19 2015 at Silent Barn, Brooklyn NY with Salt People and CE Schneider Topical
Wednesday July 22 2015 at Alphaville, Brooklyn NY with CE Schneider Topical, Sam James & The Johns [video]
Sunday, November 23 2014 at Silent Barn, Brooklyn NY with Jib Kidder, Ruth Garbus, Ed Askew Band & Moth Eggs
GET HCW'S MUSIC
-- "Something Better" LP / CD (OSR / Whopazootic Music 2016) : OSR
-- "I Sing de Music Who-Pa-Zoo-Tic" CD (Whopazootic Music 2015): CDBaby
-- "This Is Not What You Expect" compilation (OSR 2014): Vinyl LP (via Light In The Attic) / Bandcamp
-- "White / Blanche" cassette (with Blanche Blanche Blanche; OSR 2013): out of print, try Discogs
-- "Life Circling Love" CD (with Sylvie Walder) (Whopazootic Music 2012): CDBaby
-- "Under The Radar" CD (with the Hartley C. White Project; Whopazootic Music 2010): CDBaby
-- "Face The Music" CD (with the Hartley C. White Project; Whopazootic Music 2006): CDBaby
-- "Coming Out Fighting" CD (Whopazootic Music 1999): CDBaby
-- "Run The Gauntlet" CD (Whopazootic Music 1999): CDBaby
-- Hartley's YouTube ChannelMORE ON HARTLEY
-- Interview by Zach Phillips, 2011
-- Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop) on "This Is Not What You Expect"
-- Tim Koh (Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Koh & Wiese) on Hartley (at Gorilla Vs Bear)
-- Shotgun Seamstress on "This Is Not What You Expect"
-- Gary War on Hartley
-- Jayson Greene (Pitchfork, Wondering Sound) on "This Is Not What You Expect"
-- Ad Hoc on "This Is Not What You Expect"
HCW ON BROOKLYN PUBLIC NETWORK TV
HCW LIVE IN BROOKLYN WITH LARRY MCDONALD AND ANGIE RODRIGUEZ-FINN