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Misha Piatigorsky: Stained Glass & Technicolor Grooves

Read "Stained Glass & Technicolor Grooves" reviewed by Chris Mosey

When the story of the Jewish immigrant influence on American jazz comes to be told, after the Trump era with its narrow perspectives has passed, the name Misha Piatigorsky will be writ large in the telling.

He is one of the most sought-after pianists on the New York scene, his music busy and ...

Meet Francesca "Cha Cha" Miano

Read "Meet Francesca "Cha Cha" Miano" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

A Newport Jazz Festival-New York concert at Carnegie Hall in the early 1970s got Queens native Francesca “Cha Cha" Miano hooked on hearing live jazz--even though, she says, some of the music she heard on the mixed bill that night was way ahead of her at the time. Little did she know that her magnificent obsession ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Cristina Morrison: Baronesa

Read "Baronesa" reviewed by Edward Blanco

After visiting the Galapagos Island to film a docudrama based on the life of Baroness Eloise Von Wagner de Bosquet, Ecuadorian-American mezzo soprano vocalist Cristina Morrison loved the place so much she moved to Ecuador and spent ten years there. Falling in love with the story of the Baroness, her second album Baronesa, presents the songstress ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Cristina Morrison September 29 "Baronesa" CD Release Concert At Rockwood Music Hall

Cristina Morrison September 29 "Baronesa" CD Release Concert At Rockwood Music Hall

Singer & actress Cristina Morrison returns to Rockwood Music Hall for her Baronesa album concert release on Jazzheads. Morrison here plays with an array of vocal styles bringing to her interpretation her background as an actor. On stage her show has organically evolved into a more theatrical experience as she works with visual artist Laia Cabrera. ...

Paris Troika: Paris Troika

Read "Paris Troika: Paris Troika" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Paris Troika
Paris Troika
Self Produced
2010

The horizon of hip jazz keyboard trios is littered with the likes of The Bad Plus, Medeski, Martin, Woods, the Big Apple Trio and Soulive. Too cool for school. Because in jazz, contrary to Duke Ellington's supposition that there are only two types ...

Misha Piatigorsky: Paris Troika

Read "Paris Troika" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Popular music and jazz have always been connected but, over the years, a bit of a divide has developed. A large portion of songs lumped under the Great American Songbook heading were the popular music of their day. As folk and rock began to eclipse jazz in the public eye, some people refused to get on ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Misha Piatigorsky: 17 Rooms

Read "17 Rooms" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

A clue to pianist Misha Piatigorsky's 17 Rooms is the title of its opening track, “Open Window"--a window that lets in a breath of fresh air. Joined by bassist Boris Kozlov and drummer Ari Hoenig, Piatigorsky offers a mixture of bebop, gospel and classically-based styles that shows off his pianistic and composing abilities.

The ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Misha Piatigorsky Trio to Perform at Smoke - NYC

Misha Piatigorsky Trio to Perform at Smoke - NYC

Pianist, Composer, & Bandleader Misha Piatigorsky will be performing with his Trio at SMOKE Jazz Club in NYC on Thursday January 8th, 2009. Sets at 8:00, 10:00, & 11:30 PM "Misha Piatigorsky is perhaps the most gifted of all the great pianists I've had accompany me over the years." - Mark Murphy The Misha Piatigorsky Trio
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NEWS: INTERVIEW

Pianist Misha Piatigorsky Interviewed at AAJ

Pianist Misha Piatigorsky Interviewed at AAJ

Russian-born pianist Misha Piatigorsky fled from behind the Cold-War-era Iron Curtain with his family to make a new life in a small New Jersey town. He started out as a classical pianist before discovering jazz. Since that discovery, he's moved from bebop to Brazilian to groove music, melding them all seamlessly on his record, Uncommon Circumstance ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Misha Piatigorsky: Invent Your Own Bicycle

Read "Misha Piatigorsky: Invent Your Own Bicycle" reviewed by Jason Crane

Russian-born pianist Misha Piatigorsky fled from behind the Cold-War-era Iron Curtain with his family to make a new life in a small New Jersey town. He started out as a classical pianist before discovering jazz. Since that discovery, he's moved from bebop to Brazilian to groove music, melding them all seamlessly on his record, Uncommon Circumstance ...