August 17, 2019
Pianist

Pianist

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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Joonas Haavisto. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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Billy Lester was 18, a few years into his training as a jazz pianist, when he first saw Lennie Tristano on the bandstand. It’s fair to say the ...
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A number of stars have rallied behind a concert to pay tribute to Michel Legrand – the French film composer, conductor and jazz pianist who unexpectedly died in ...
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Having given a rave review to Rich Halley’s album The Outlier, I was curious to hear this latest release. This one is more free-form improvisation, not as tightly ...
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Unfortunately it’s not very often that we get to hear Mike LeDonne, world-renowned Hammond B-3 organist and leader of the acclaimed Groover Quartet, fronting a piano trio session ...
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The Spanish Heart Band – Antidote, due out June 28 on Concord Jazz, revisits songs from Corea’s classic albums My Spanish Heart and Touchstone with a multi-cultural octet, ...
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As the Cuban maestro prepares for BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on Wednesday, here’s the story behind his influential project Jazz Batá. When we last heard from Chucho Valdés, the magisterial Cuban pianist and ...
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The frequency and intensity of Afro-centric music being created and released across the African Diaspora born and bred among the erstwhile Spanish colonies within the Latin American realm ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Hans Loelv. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist Alessandro Cristeli. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you interested in ...
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Chiemi Nakai displays her remarkable piano chops with the heavy left hand tumbao while still managing to be delicately eloquent. Even when she is at her most percussive ...
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He is a composer and pianist extraordinaire. He is a bandleader, lecturer, and visiting professor. He is a chart-topping producer; a Grammy, Latin Grammy and Emmy award winner. ...
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Begin Again, Hersch’s new Palmetto release featuring the Cologne-based WDR Big Band, arranged and conducted by six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, serves as both an expertly curated overview ...
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The late Martin Williams, curator of the influential anthology Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz and one of America’s more perceptive and distinguished critics, wrote in anessay about the lack of ...
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The music legend, guitarist, piano man, jive talker and psychedelic godfather Malcolm John Rebennack – better known as Dr. John – died “towards the break of day” on ...
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Along with the latest by the Anat Fort Trio and Sam Newsome — and a 20-year-old stunner from Paul Bley, Gary Peacock and Paul Motian. Michel Camilo, “Mano ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and composer Lucian Ban. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got you ...
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Trio album from George Cables, who has been the pianist of choice for saxophonists Dexter Gordon and Art Pepper; Pepper called him his favourite pianist. Cables also recorded ...
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The mythical phoenix speaks of re-emergence and continual development, flying higher with each rebirth, riding on the winds of creation. So too does the man of this moment. ...
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Jazz interview with jazz pianist and vocalist David Paul Mesler. An interview by email in writing. JazzBluesNews.Space: – First let’s start with where you grew up, and what got ...
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