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Gerald Clayton Trio featuring Joe Sanders and Kendrick Scott at Nighttown

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Gerald Clayton Trio Nighttown Cleveland, Ohio May 16, 2017 Much like the politics of today, everything seems to come in extremes. So much of what passes for modern jazz today veers too far to the left, often opting for the esoteric and anarchism merely for the sake of being different. As an analogy, one could be different by merely building a house with no roof. But in the final analysis, such an effort would just ...

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Gerald Clayton Trio: Cologne, Germany, May 15, 2011

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Gerald Clayton Trio Altes Pfandhaus Cologne, Germany May 15, 2011 The heralded, emerging Gerald Clayton and his current crew opened their European tour on a beautiful night in a beautiful, jazz specific venue, splitting well-spent time between Bond :The Paris Sessions (Emarcy, 2011), some finely retouched classics, and the pianist's Grammy-nominated Two Shade (Emarcy, 2009). Altes Pfandhaus is an intimate, “in the round" type venue with excellent sightlines. The lucky swarm ...

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Gerald Clayton: Two-Shade

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Gerald Clayton isn't like the average young jazz musician. He was immersed in music studies for a long time (his teachers include Kenny Barron, Billy Childs and Shelly Berg), while gaining experience playing duo piano concerts with Barron, Benny Green and Mulgrew Miller and also performing as a sideman with the legendary Clark Terry. If that's not enough, he has recorded more than once with the Clayton Brothers (co-led by father John and uncle Jeff) and contributed as pianist and ...


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