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Beka Gochiashvili: Beka Gochiashvili

Read "Beka Gochiashvili" reviewed by Edward Blanco

An amazingly talented prodigy from Tbilisi, Georgia, sixteen year-old Beka Gochiashvili is nothing short of extraordinary, emerging as the latest piano virtuoso to hit the jazz circuit with an impressive self-titled debut sure to turn some heads and garnish well-deserved attention. Keyboardist Chick Corea's influence permeates the album, beginning with performances from Return To Forever band mates, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White. It was White who came across this young man, who he found to be musically mature ...

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Beka Gochiashvili: Beka Gochiashvili

Read "Beka Gochiashvili" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Those who toil in the jazz trenches often spend a lifetime trying to develop their own sound and acquire a high-level understanding of this music, but a select few seem to be born into the fold. Drumming innovator Tony Williams, guitar sensation Julian Lage and pianist Eldar Djangirov were playing at an über-proficient level as children and each brought something unique to this art form; pianist Beka Gochiashvili can now be added to this list. Gochiashvili, who ...