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Bob Albanese

Albanese, a perpetual student, was granted a scholarship in 2002 to complete a B.M. and M.M. at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in Jazz Composition. He met the challenge head on and while under the M.S.M. umbrella composed a number of new works including a Jazz Philharmonic piece entitled “Samba Esperança” that was performed by the Cincinnati Conservatory Philharmonic in April of 2006. He completed his formal degrees, BM and MM in May 2006 graduating with honors, receiving the William C. Borden award [for outstanding achievement in the field of Jazz].

Equally at home in jazz, Latin, pop, and theatrical musical settings, Jazz Pianist Bob Albanese has worked with a wide stylistic cross section of artists, many of considerable fame

Time Remembered

Label: Mayimba Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: Time Remembered; Isfahan; El Raton; Pastels (Waltz For George); Herbie Lix; Pensativa; Furmina; The Place; Changes (AKA “Jazz Harmony Lesson In A Song”).

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Bob Albanese: Time Remembered

Read "Time Remembered" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Memory is one persistent traveler. Whether we know it or not, memories always follow us on our journeys, influence our choice of direction, and work their way into our everyday encounters to some extent. Nobody is completely immune to the charms and ills carried in memories, but some are more susceptible than others. In fact, some ...

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Bob Albanese: Time Remembered

Read "Time Remembered" reviewed by Mark Corroto

What of the lunchpail musicians? The blue collar jazz players like pianist Bob Albanese, are craftsmen who work to complete the jazz cathedrals whose foundations were laid by the masters. Albanese acknowledges the jazz icons, yet his artistry is as imaginative as the names written on the cornerstones. Proof positive is Time Remembered with guest Eddie ...

One Way / Detour

Label: Zoho Music
Released: 2009
Track listing: Major Minority; Yesterday's Gardenias; One Way/Detour; Morning Nocturne; Joyful Noise; Ugly Beauty; Waiting For Louis; Midnight Sun; Friendly Fire; More Friendly Fire.

One Way/Detour

Label: Zoho Music
Released: 2009
Track listing: Major Minority; Yesterday's Gardenias; One Way/Detour; Morning Nocturne; Joyful Noise; Ugly Beauty; Waiting For Louis; Midnight Sun; Friendly Fire; More Friendly Fire.

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Take Five With Bob Albanese

Read "Take Five With Bob Albanese" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Bob Albanese: Bob Albanese was born in Newark, N.J. in 1957. Growing up and the Jersey shore, he began practicing the piano at age 8. At age 15, he won top honors in the Garden State Talent Expo which culminated in a solo performance at the Garden State Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J. This was ...

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Bob Albanese Trio: One Way/Detour

Read "One Way/Detour" reviewed by John Patten

In 2008, pianist Bob Albanese took his trio into a studio to do an unplanned recording while performing in Florida, spinning a collection of first and second takes with saxophonist Ira Sullivan that became One Way/Detour. As a composer, Albanese uses rhythm to lay the groundwork for his compositions. He builds on spare harmonic ...

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Bob Albanese: One Way/Detour

Read "One Way/Detour" reviewed by John Barron

When Bob Albanese was accompanying singer Ben Vereen in Palm Beach, Florida in early 2008, the pianist seized the opportunity to document his distinctive approach to modern acoustic jazz. With the aid of bassist Tom Kennedy and drummer Willard Dyson, Albanese called on legendary saxophonist Ira Sullivan, a longtime resident of Florida, to record One Way/Detour. ...

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Bob Albanese: One Way / Detour

Read "One Way / Detour" reviewed by Warren Allen

For his Zoho debut, New York pianist Bob Albanese shows a nice array of colors and sides with some excellent original compositions and a few great standards. His love of classic jazz is evident throughout, but so too is a desire to push some limits. Throughout the album, he shows a touch for angular Latin rhythms ...


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