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Eldar Djangirov

The New York Times described the New York based pianist Eldar Djangirov as "a blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was all the more impressive for seeming so casual… an ebullient impressionist." Dr. Billy Taylor said, "Eldar Djangirov's playing shows brilliancy, complexity, and discipline... he's serious about his music, he's thoughtful about what he does.” Jazz Times said, “Maybe he made a pact with Lucifer to be the greatest pianist ever." Praised as “a genius beyond most young people I've heard” by Dave Brubeck. Downbeat magazine stated that "his command of his instrument is beyond staggering." When Eldar Djangirov (pronounced john-'gear-ov) was signed to Sony Classical at the age of 17, the young pianist from Kansas City was already well known for his prodigious pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition

Rhapsodize

Label: Twelve Tone Resonance
Released: 2020
Track listing: A Night In Tunisia; Airport; Anthemic; Willow Weep For Me; Burn; Black Hole Sun; Variations On A Bach Prelude; In July; Rhapsodize; Devotion; Blackjack.

ARTICLE: RADIO

Eldar, Bill Frisell, Gerry Mulligan and More

Read "Eldar, Bill Frisell, Gerry Mulligan and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

Another stellar album is out there from Pianist Eldar Djangirov and we play music off of it. Also, we honor the great Mike Longo and Harold Mabern. Enjoy the jazz. Playlist Eldar Djangirov “Devotion" Once Upon a Time (Twelve Tone Resonance, LLC) 00:00 Host talks 5:50 Marian McPartland “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" Reader's ...

3x3: Piano Trios: February 2020

Read "3x3: Piano Trios: February 2020" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Lynne Arriale Trio Chimes of Freedom Challenge Records 2020 Where she last appeared happy and laughing on the cover of Give Us These Days (Challenge, 2018), Chimes of Freedom has Lynne Arriale looking a little more thoughtful and serious. The theme this time around is indeed a weighty one, but ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eldar Djangirov: Rhapsodize

Read "Rhapsodize" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Riding the crest since his powerful mid-2000s debut, pianist Eldar Djangirov entertains with a myriad of styles, shapes and colors. They all seem to fit him as well as personally designed piano shoes. It falls short to say that this record is dynamic. It fuses genres into a singular, yet wide, creation that features seven original ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eldar Djangirov: Rhapsodize

Read "Rhapsodize" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Eldar Djangirov... None other than Dave Brubeck declared him a genius. Dr. Billy Taylor called his music a “brilliantly complex discipline." So, when inevitably asked who the masters of their craft may or may not be, does Eldar Djangirov immediately roll off anyone's tongue? More than likely not. And, with more than a handful ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Todd Strait: There'll Be Some Changes Made

Read "There'll Be Some Changes Made" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

After recording more than a hundred albums for other people, including three that were Grammy nominated, drummer Todd Strait has finally released his first CD as a leader. With so many dedications to his relatives, it is clear that this record has been simmering for a long time. Well, it's finally cooked and served--and it's delicious. ...

Meet Tom Wells

Read "Meet Tom Wells" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Born and raised in that other “capital of jazz"--jny: Kansas City, birthplace of Charlie Parker--Super Fan Tom Wells, along with long-time jazz date, his wife, Geri St. Clair (a future Super Fan--stay tuned!), is a huge supporter of the local scene. How huge? Well, Tom and Geri once followed the University of Missouri Kansas City's Jazz ...

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Take Five With Mike Pope

Read "Take Five With Mike Pope" reviewed by Mike Pope

Meet Mike Pope: Mike Pope is a virtuoso acoustic and electric bassist who has toured extensively with Chick Corea, David Sanborn, Al Di Meola and Bill Bruford, and more recently, Joe Locke and Eldar Djangirov. Raised in Ohio by two parents who were both classical musicians and educated at the University of North Texas, Pope came ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dimitrije Vasiljević: Metaphor

Read "Metaphor" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

The second solo piano release by composer, pianist and Serbian native Dimitrije Vasiljević, Metaphor seems to embody the very best of the European (Eastern and Western) and American classical and jazz piano traditions. With his austere yet light approach to melody and rhythm, Vasiljević reflects both emerging pianists such as Eldar Djangirov and more longstanding stalwarts ...


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