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Rob Schneiderman: Tone Twister

Read "Tone Twister" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Pianist and composer Rob Schneiderman has returned after a hiatus of over a decade, released in September on Tone Twister, we find him leading a swinging quintet. The lineup is; tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore, bassist Gerald Cannon, drummer Pete Van Nostrand, and trumpeter Brian Lynch, who produced the album. The album consists of eight original Schneiderman compositions, plus his arrangement of the standard “Unforgettable."Schneiderman is a world class mathematician by day and jazz pianist by night, this unique ...


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Rob Schneiderman: Back in Town

Read "Back in Town" reviewed by Paul Olson

Back in Town commemorates veteran pianist Rob Schneiderman's return to New York City after a six-year absence (he was in California getting a Ph.D. in mathematics) and is his first recording since 2001's Edgewise. Recorded in one day in January of 2004, Back in Town is a standards album of exceptional musicianship--Schneiderman's chops are completely unaffected by any time off and I suspect he's been finding time to play--but very unexceptional chemistry among the members of the trio (which includes ...


Album Review

Rob Schneiderman: Edgewise

Read "Edgewise" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

You have to wonder if there’s something to the fact that there are three jazz artists of current vintage who, in addition to contributing substantially to the jazz lexicon, have also made an impact in some very important and time consuming fields outside of music. For instance, both trumpeter Eddie Henderson and pianist Denny Zeitlin have their own psychiatry practices. And in the case of fellow pianist Rob Schneiderman, we have one very intellectual mathematician in the field of low ...


Album Review

Rob Schneiderman: Edgewise

Read "Edgewise" reviewed by AAJ Staff

If it seems that Rob Schneiderman has faded into the woodwork lately--instead of remaining active on the New York jazz scene or touring with the likes of J.J. Johnson, George Coleman or Slide Hampton--that's because he has. The woodwork of academia.Pursuing his Ph.D. in mathematics at Berkeley, Schneiderman thankfully has found the time to record once more as part of the New York Piano Series of Reservoir Records.This time out, Schneiderman had two seemingly disconnected interests ...


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