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Patrick O'Hearn

An unlikely new age stalwart and musical renaissance man, composer/multi-instrumentalist Patrick O'Hearn started his career as a prominent jazz bassist (Charles Lloyd, Dexter Gordon), then became a Frank Zappa sideman, and later found fame as the bass player/synthesist for new wave group Missing Persons. Turning to electronic music, his first album of keyboard instrumentals, Ancient Dreams, was produced by Peter Baumann and released in 1990 on Private Music, Baumann's own label. O'Hearn signed to Windham Hill, resulting in several popular and critically acclaimed recordings, then went on to self-release several Grammy-nominated albums. His bass-heavy, hypnotic compositions have garnered him attention in Hollywood, where he has composed several film scores. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Oregon, O'Hearn was exposed to a wide variety of music by his parents, who were both working musicians. Though he studied cello, violin, and flute, he gained early experience playing bass with his parents' lounge act. As his musicianship began to excel, he found himself accompanying jazz greats like Joe Henderson, Joe Pass, Tony Williams, and Charles Lloyd. While living in San Francisco in the mid-'70s, he played with Frank Zappa and co-founded the visionary progressive band Group 87 with Mark Isham and Peter Maunu before joining Missing Persons. O'Hearn's solo style reflects all of these experiences within the context of a highly personal electronic sound. With the dawn of the new millennium, O'Hearn began releasing his own production albums, beginning with So Flows the Current. ~ Linda Kohanov
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Patrick O'Hearn


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Albums by
Patrick O'Hearn

Top Songs by
Patrick O'Hearn

  1.   Song
  2.   87 Dreams of a Lifetime
  3.   Black Delilah
  4.   España
  5.   Beyond This Moment
  6.   Coba
  7.   Farewell
  8.   Images in Stone
  9.   Fantasy for a Gentleman~Adagio
  10.   Like So Much Lost Time
  11.   Panning the Sands
  12.   So Flows the Current
  13.   Subtle Persuasion
  14.   Reunion
  15.   Traveler's Rest
  16.   Along the Waterfront
  17.   The Cold Sea's Embrace
  18.   A Lovely Place to Be
  19.   Sky Juice
  20.   Trust
  21.   Faith and Endurance
  22.   All Quiet Now
  23.   Let Truth Prevail
  24.   Peace Be With You
  25.   The Women of Lachaise
  26.   Glory for Tomorrow
  27.   Crossing the Divide
  28.   Forever the Optimist
  29.   Northwest Passage
  30.   Sacrifice
  31.   3 Circles
  32.   Synergy
  33.   Equinox
  34.   Liberty
  35.   Drive
  36.   One-Eyed Jacks
  37.   At First Light
  38.   Two Continents
  39.   Approaching Summit
  40.   With Dignity
  41.   Life Along the River Vaal
  42.   The Lone Man
  43.   Delicate
  44.   Malevolent Landscape

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