Pedal capo: During his final U.S. tour and a six-week solo tour of China in 1989, he performed a suite for guitar with pedal capo, a device he designed and built to augment the instrument's tonal, rhythmic, and textural resources. To see and hear some of the music, click here.
Daniel Hecht recorded three albums of original compositions for solo guitar (and mixed instrumentals): Guitar, Fireheart/Fireriver, and Willow. His Willow album, on Windham Hill Records (Sony/BMG) in the United States, was also released on various labels abroad, and individual cuts from the albums appear on many compilation albums and videos. He performed over 300 concerts throughout the United States, Europe, and China, including two concerts at Carnegie Recital Hall, prior to his retirement from music in 1990.
Many thanks to Windham Hill Records/Sony/BMG for permission to reproduce the cover image and these recordings. All selections copyright Daniel Hecht/Windham Hill Records/BMI.
Willow: Click on the title boxes below to hear selections from his Willow album, on Windham Hill Records (Sony/BMI).