Julien Sandiford - guitar
Hansford Rowe - bass
Max Lazich - drums
A wounded road warrior meets two young bucks. Together they confront the beast. You can’t create without destroying. That doesn’t mean scorched earth is HR3’s method. They kill you softly.
Bassist Hansford Rowe has scorched with quite a variety of characters along the rocky road since his first work with PM Gong; Allan Holdsworth, Biréli Lagrène, Mike Oldfield, John Martyn, microtonal maestros Jon Catler and David Fiuczynski, David Torn, Gary Husband etc. It has all cleared a path to the fountain of youth: two prodigious young musicians named Max Lazich and Julien Sandiford. HR3 was recorded and co-produced, “live in the studio”, to audiophile standards by Denis Savage (Celine Dion).
"Very rarely in this life does one get to see—up close and personal—an eruption of singular young talent that is both mesmerizing and thrilling.”
Journalist Frank Beacham on HR3’s debut show in NYC. - Frank Beacham review of HR3 debut concert in NY
"I'm loving HR3! Check out the guitarist (Julien Sandiford) - a new player playing the kind of guitar that's doing it for me - a young fresh voice also embracing the older, more elemental. I really dig it - Yes guys!"
Gary Husband (Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin)
"HR3 is sublime!"
Stuart Zender (Jamiroquai, Mark Ronson)
"Hansford and HR3 are the future to my past!"
Lee Sklar (James Taylor, Billy Cobham, Hall & Oates etc.)
“My bad ass brutha in bottom end shenanigans, Hansford Rowe, and his outta control cohorts are digging deep for some next level intense artistry.”
Norwood Fisher (Fishbone)
“Hansford Rowe was one of my very first inspirations on electric bass earlier than Jaco Pastorius or Stanley Clarke. Today the spirited HR3 ensemble reaches across a wide spectrum of rhythms and bass-guided harmonies with a fine new album."
Kai Eckhardt (John Mclaughlin, Garaj Mahal, John Scofield)
“This music feels like "having no baggage"—in a physical and a spiritual sense.
It's the feeling of being alive with the essentials; uncluttered—but not a Zen garden. It's a Wabi Sabi record. There's a purity about it. It makes no "wink, wink" references to any other music