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The David Leonhardt Jazz Group Plays Cole Porter

Label: Big Bang Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Love For Sale; Every Time We Say Goodbye; Just One of Those Things; Night And Day; In The Still of The Night; You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To; I've Got You Under My Skin; I Concentrate On You; It's All Right With Me; I Love You; All Of You; Get Out Of Town.

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The David Leonhardt Jazz Group: The David Leonhardt Jazz Group Plays Cole Porter

Read "The David Leonhardt Jazz Group Plays Cole Porter" reviewed by Edward Blanco


A towering figure in American musical history, Cole Porter's music has been performed by countless people and groups for decades, enduring to this day. Pianist/composer David Leonhardt is the latest artist to interpret the work of the legendary songwriter with a smart and snappy presentation on The David Leonhardt Jazz Group Plays Cole Porter. With plenty ...

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Bach to the Blues

Label: Big Bang Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: Prelude in G Major; Claire De Lune; Ave Maria; Gymnopedie No. 1; Prelude in A Minor; Adagio from Pathetique; Simple Gifts; Mazurka in G Minor; Prelude in Bb; Mazurka in C Major; Canon in D.

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David Leonhardt: Bach to The Blues

Read "Bach to The Blues" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes


Veteran pianist David Leonhardt has often improvised around classical melodies in a live format, and now he finally commits an entire disc to tunes by Debussy, Bach, Beethoven and others. Backed by his working trio, the pianist gets things started with Bach's “Prelude in C Major" alternating the tempo between andante and another more suitable tempo ...

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David Leonhardt Trio: Bach to the Blues

Read "Bach to the Blues" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Pianist David Leonhardt's sideman credentials are impeccable, with ten years supporting the great jazz singer Jon Hendricks and twenty with Ray Charles' longstanding saxophonist, David “Fathead" Newman. Bach to the Blues, his twentieth album as a leader, may not radically alter his status as a respected but lesser known veteran, but the subtle pleasures it provides ...

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David Leonhardt Trio: Bach to the Blues

Read "Bach to the Blues" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Pianist David Leonhardt takes a right turn directly into Jacques Loussier territory with the release of Bach to the Blues. Loussier has made his career arranging jazz interpretations of Bach, Handel, Mozart, and Beethoven. His arranging and playing are characterized by a crystalline precision while often sacrificing space for improvisation. Leonhardt loosens the laces a bit, ...

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Bach to the Blues

Label: Big Bang Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Prelude in G Major; Claire De Lune; Ave Maria; Gymnopedie No. 1; Prelude in A Minor; Adagio from Pathetique; Simple Gifts; Mazurka in G Minor; Prelude in Bb; Mazurka in C Major; Canon in D.

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The David Leonhardt Trio: Bach to the Blues

Read "Bach to the Blues" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Pianist David Leonhardt presents a tasteful marriage of classical music and jazz, sprinkled with a touch of the blues on Bach to the Blues, an improvisational statement on classical themes that is surprisingly entertaining. Leonhardt reinterprets the music of Bach, Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin, and others with a creative improvisational approach producing a texture of light classical ...

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Explorations

Label: Big Bang Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: 01. Whispers of Contentment Shouts of Joy (David Leonhardt) - 6:00; 02. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison) - 3:23; 03. Your Song (Elton Johne) - 5:38; 04. Iberian Lament (David Leonhardt) - 4:03; 05. Sunshine of Your Love (Eric Clapton) - 4:45; 06. Late Night Blues (David Leonhardt) - 4:11; 07. Winter Waltz (David Leonhardt) - 4:24; 08. Fire and Rain (James Taylor) - 5:49; 09. Peace (Horace Silver) - 4:34; 10. The Dawn over Morocco (David Leonhardt) - 6:38; 11. Yesterdays (Jerome Kern) - 4:35; 12. Explorations (David Leonhardt) - 5:08.

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The David Leonhardt Trio: Explorations

Read "Explorations" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Proseguono sulla scia di altri trii di successo, come i Bad Plus, queste Explorations del pianista David Leonhardt, uno che ha suonato in qualità di sideman con tanti musicisti affermati del passato e del presente. Insieme a due giovani accompagnatori presenta composizioni proprie ed altri brani, piú celebri nella versione originale datane da celebrità della musica ...


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