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Francesco Crosara

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WHO FRANCESCO CROSARA is a Seattle-based Italian jazz pianist, composer and recording artist who has performed at select musical venues internationally. Format varies from piano solo to duet, trio, or larger ensembles. STYLE Straight-ahead jazz, with elements of latin, fusion, classical and world music. MUSIC INFLUENCES PIANO: Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, Joe Zawinul.
OTHER: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Weather Report, Return To Forever, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny. PERFORMED WITH Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Richie Cole, Von Freeman, Lilian Terry, Bobby Shew, Ira Sullivan, Don Menza, John Heard, Gabe Baltazar, Mayuto Correa, Bruce Forman, Barbara Morrison, Earl Palmer, Mark Lewis, Osama Afifi, Jeff Busch, Milo Petersen, Mark Ivester, Steven Bentley, and more. ARTIST BIO Born in Milan, Italy, Francesco Crosara is a jazz pianist, composer and educator who has performed at festivals and venues across the USA, Japan, Canada, Mexico, France, Spain, and Italy

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CONCERTO

Label: Crosara Creative (Italian import)
Released: 2011
Track listing: Piano Improvisation/Passion (9:22); Sarava (9:00); Kurama Suite (10:25); Medley: I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good/My Funny Valentine (8:37); Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (6:35); Tribute to Miles Davis: Blue In Green/In A Silent Way/It’s About That Time (13:06); Someday My Prince Will Come (6:37); Cantaloupe Island (9:19)

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KURAMA

Label: Crosara Creative
Released: 2009
Track listing: How Deep Is The Ocean (7:02); All Blues (8:05); My Funny Valentine (6:56); Solar (7:49); Maiden Voyage (10:30); Well You Needn’t (7:12); Chant For Peace (7:34); Cantaloupe Island (4:28); Kurama Suite (14:00)

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NOTES

Label: Crosara Creative
Released: 2008
Track listing: Cantaloupe Island (5:14); Mirror Mirror (5:03); Passion (3:45); You Must Believe In Spring (4:38); Memories of Tomorrow (10:41); Hackensack (5:55); Colors (5:26); Together (6:57); Two Lonely People (9:11); Someday My Prince Will Come (4:26); What a Wonderful World (5:41)

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EMOTIONS

Label: TCB Music
Released: 2003
Track listing: God Bless The Child (11:25); Prelude To A Kiss (4:52); A Night In Tunisia(5:50); Por Causa De Voce (6:50); What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life (8:53); Easy To Love (4:14); Samba Em Preludio (3:42); Once Upon A Summertime (3:13); Razao De Viver (12:30); Passion(4:27); A Felicidade(4:27)

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COLORS

Label: Southport Records
Released: 1999
Track listing: Dolphin Dance (11:25); Colors (4:52); Someday My Prince Will Come (5:50); I Loves You Porgy (-6:50); Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (8:53); Plutonium 239 (4:14); Petite Peach (3:42); Say Goodbye (3:13); Suite Venus (dedicated to Chick Corea) (12:30); Passion (Paixao) (4:27);

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Article: Album Review

Francesco Crosara: Colors

Read "Colors" reviewed by Joel Roberts


On his impressive new album, Colors , Francesco Crosara proves he is a pianist with expert chops and broad interests.Born in Italy and based now in Chicago, Crosara has an awareness of world music but a firm grounding in the modern jazz vernacular. His major piano influences are unsurprising: Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. ...

Album

ENERGY

Label: Power Wave Records
Released: 1992
Track listing: Prelude (1:53); Gymnopedie (6:39); Piano Improvisation (6:52); Sarava (5:41); I Do Believe In Spring (5:45); Energy (4:36); Alice (5:02); Portrait (7:38); Italia Suite (10:39); Lover Man (5:55)


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