Dick Hyman / Heather Masse Lock My Heart


Press Release - June 14th 2012

Hyman plays on Royal Ebony Design

Tampa, Fla. – Red House Recording Artist Heather Masse recently recorded her new album with the help of famed Pianist Dick Hyman on May 15-17, 2012 at Audio Images Recording, Inc. in Brandon, Florida. Hyman played on a rare piano designed by Justin Elliott, originator and co-founder of ResInno.

ResInno provides hand-crafted customizations that enhance both the sound of the piano and its aesthetics. Through the addition of carefully designed and engineered piano legs that use a specific mix of materials and provide a sleeker and more-stylish design, ResInno modifications increase the acoustic isolation resulting in the “ResInno Effect.”


The ‘ResInno Effect’ results in a tone that is stronger, clearer and more focused than that of a stock piano. In technical terms, it reduces the unpleasant, non-harmonic frequencies that are normally heard in all piano tones. The reduction of this “noise,” which gives greater clarity to the more harmonic frequencies,  greatly enhances the overall tone quality of the piano.


“It is humbling when respected musicians like Mr. Hyman and Ms. Masse recognize the impact of the ResInno Effect,” said Elliott. “I am honored that Mr. Hyman played on one of my designs, and I was thrilled to work with them both on this album.”

Hyman played on ResInno’s Royal Ebony design, a one-of-a-kind grand piano with legs that look like a sleek triangle with curves, embellished with gold accents.


Singer-Songwriter Heather Masse is a member of the Billboard-charting folk supergroup The Wailin’ Jennys, Heather has performed at the top venues, sharing the stage with the world’s most acclaimed pop, classical and jazz acts, including Elvis Costello, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow and the Boston Pops Orchestra. http://www.heathermasse.com/


Dick Hyman was trained classically by his mother’s brother, the concert pianist Anton Rovinsky. In 1995, he was inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame of the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies and the New Jersey Jazz Society. He has served as composer/arranger/conductor/pianist for the Woody Allen films Zelig, Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says “I Love You”, and The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion, to name a few. Other scores have included Moonstruck, Scott Joplin-King of Ragtime, The Lemon Sisters, and Alan and Naomi. His music has also been heard in The Mask, Billy Bathgate, Two Weeks Notice, and other films. http://www.dickhyman.com/



Dick Hyman

Heather Masse

Studio: Audio Images Recording

Justin Elliott