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Julian Waterfall Pollack Trio: Waves Of Albion

Read "Waves Of Albion" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Waves Of Albion is the second album from the Julian Waterfall Pollack Trio. The musical talent and imagination displayed on the trio's debut, Infinite Playground (Junebeat Records, 2010), makes album number two an exciting prospect. The young pianist and his band mates don't disappoint. Pollack has filled the time between albums with sideman appearances with the likes of Peter Schwebs and Steve Lyman. Back in the role of bandleader and on a new label--Germany's Berthold Records--Pollack is joined ...

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Julian Waterfall Pollack: Infinite Playground

Read "Infinite Playground" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Musicians are often looked at in terms of their influences, mentors and roots, as if those things constitute some homeopathic magic. Though they don't, they provide convenient markers to use in weighing a frequently intangible level of talent. Twenty-two year-old jazz pianist Julian Waterfall Pollack arrives on the scene as if completely formed, full of innovative insights, technical skills and lyrical nuance. Pollack, bassist, Noah Garabedian and drummer, Evan Hughes have previously served as rhythm section for Joe Lovano and, ...

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Julian Waterfall Pollack: Infinite Playground

Read "Infinite Playground" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

It seems at times as if the world is filled to the brim with technically adept young jazz players--musicians whose speed and dexterity earn immediate respect. But technique is not all there is. Indeed, it's not even half. Heart and soul need to be in the music as well. At only 22 years of age Julian Waterfall Pollack is already extremely technically adept--but he also invests his playing on Infinite Playground, his third album, with masses of heart and soul, ...

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Take Five with Julian Waterfall Pollack

Read "Take Five with Julian Waterfall Pollack" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Julian Waterfall Pollack:At the age of twenty-one, New York pianist Julian Waterfall Pollack has the jazz community abuzz with his mature, technically ferocious, and dynamic piano playing. Among his many accomplishments, Pollack was featured on Marian McPartland's renowned NPR show, Piano Jazz, at age eighteen.

He has performed internationally at venues including the Blue Note in New York, the Kennedy Center, the Umbria Jazz Festival, and many more. He is also the recipient ...


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