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John Gentry Tennyson

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A native Texan, John Gentry Tennyson made his professional debut with the University Of Houston Symphony at the age of eleven and started doing regular gigs at fourteen. Seeing Oscar Peterson perform soon after helped Tennyson realize the wonders of traditional jazz as well, and he majored in Jazz Studies and Piano Performance while attending North Texas State University. His successes began quickly after moving to New York City and landing the gig with guitar legend, Al Di Meola. Once the door was opened, he began composing and recording his own music culminating in his first CD, John Tennyson's, "Real World Trio", featuring guest artists, Randy Brecker and Dewey Redman

Album

Real World Trio

Label: QMasterMusic
Released: 2004

Album

Europa

Label: Angel Records Canada
Released: 2000
Track listing: Preludio; Citt

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John Gentry Tennyson: Europa

Read "Europa" reviewed by AAJ Staff


When John Gentry Tennyson's new Cd Europa came across my desk for review, judging from the layout and the rundown of songs (all of which are in Italian)I thought that I just received the soundtrack record to The Godfather , or possibly cocktail music from the Olive Garden ? Fortunately, this CD is neither. As a ...

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John Gentry Tennyson: Europa

Read "Europa" reviewed by Jim Santella


Pianist John Gentry Tennyson’s use of impressionism blends a classical style with a cocktail lounge player’s sense of adventure. To prepare for this project, Tennyson lived in Monte Carlo for three months, absorbing the overlapping essence of French, Spanish and Italian cultures. Jazz, of course, is represented in the pianist’s swinging approach to these ethnic flavors ...


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