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Month: August, 2010

Top 10 Jazz Piano Trio Albums

Last month I blogged about my top 10 favorite jazz piano tracks, and this time around I’ll be looking at entire albums. Read on for props for Phineas, Cedar, Hampton, Mary Lou and others.

Beetkes (Beet Latkes)

Everyone likes latkes, right? Based on my appearance and mannerisms (and in some cases my last name, which comes from the gentile side, ironically enough), folks assume I’m Jewish, and given that my mother is a Jew, that’s technically true (by the laws of Israel or whatever). From a faith-and-upbringing standpoint I’m really not, but [...]

Personal Art

As I prepare for the first performance of Know Thyself since last November (August 14, New Haven Jazz Festival), I find myself reflecting on what it entails to present music that is deeply personal, something that this piece does on a level far beyond anything I have ever written. I’m proud of the music in [...]