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Ethan Iverson/Larry Grenadier/Paul Motian at the Village Vanguard on March 3, 2011

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Ethan Iverson / Larry Grenadier / Paul MotianThe Village VanguardNew York, NYMarch 3, 2011 The press that followed the rise of The Bad Plus rocked jazz's slightly dusty seismometer. And with it, pianist Ethan Iversion rose to the forefront of the jazz piano world for his heart-pounding work in the Plus' Prog-jazz aesthetic. Yet, at his core, Iverson is a powerful player who mixes cracks of atonality with a stately lyricism that draws broadly ...

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Higher Standards: Ethan Iverson Trio at Smalls

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Ethan Iverson Trio, with Ben Street and Albert “Tootie" HeathSmalls New York, NY March 23, 2009 In the final scene of the film Big Night, the manager of an Italian restaurant played by Stanley Tucci makes a plain three-egg omelette--no cheese, no onions or peppers, just a little olive oil and three brown eggs. The night before, Tucci's restaurant had hosted a feast of pasta towers, suckling pig, and mounds of risotto--pull-out-the-stops dishes ...

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Ethan Iverson: Roll Call

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By Ethan Iverson This is my tribute to musicians who are no longer with us but that I managed to see perform. Their names are in bold. I spent my first night in New York City at the Village Vanguard. It was August 1991, I was 18 years old and Ed Blackwell was in Joe Lovano's quintet with Tom Harrell, John Abercrombie and Rufus Reid. As good as all the records are, there is ...