Monday, June 21, 2010

Cats on the Keys - Bob

Pianist Bill Charlap is a two-time Grammy Award nominee who has performed with icons such as Tony Bennett, Phil Woods and Gerry Mulligan, and served as musical director for the Blue Note 7. Canadian-born Renee Rosnes is a four-time Juno Award winner who has collaborated with legends like Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson and J.J. Johnson, and has been the pianist and contributing composer in the dynamic SF Jazz Collective. Husband and wife have now joined forces for their first collaborative CD, "Double Portrait", a sparkling set of four-handed piano duets.

Hailed by Downbeat as one of the most "multi-dimensional keyboard players on the scene today," Marc Cary's continual search for his musical identity has taken him to all corners of the earth. His latest offering on this journey is "Focus Trio Live 2009", recorded live at select festivals across Europe and the U.S. Cary drives his longstanding trio towards hard-hitting turns, fusing together indigenous East Asian, Indian, African and Native American influences within the African American blues and jazz tradition. That trio features Sameer Gupta on percussion and Davie Ewell on bass.

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