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Misha Piatigorsky

Misha Piatigorsky, winner of the 2004 BMI Thelonious Monk Composers Competition, is one of the most innovative pianists on the music scene today. His unique marriage of powerful melodies with intensely driving rhythms makes his sound a fresh voice that excites the heart and mind. Misha has produced many records both for himself and other musicians featuring his compositions and arrangements. He is the pianist and musical director for singing legend Mark Murphy, and can be found performing with him in New York clubs such as Birdland, Iridium, and Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club, as well as internationally

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Stained Glass & Technicolor Grooves

Label: Natural Drummer
Released: 2018
Track listing: Where’s The Sun; Nachlaot; Superhero; Close Your Eyes; Pure Imagination; Moten Swing; Afro Blue; Inside Straight; Misha’s Mood; I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free.

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Article: Album Review

Misha Piatigorsky: Stained Glass & Technicolor Grooves

Read "Stained Glass & Technicolor Grooves" reviewed by Chris Mosey


When the story of the Jewish immigrant influence on American jazz comes to be told, after the Trump era with its narrow perspectives has passed, the name Misha Piatigorsky will be writ large in the telling. He is one of the most sought-after pianists on the New York scene, his music busy and ...

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Article: Out and About: The Super Fans

Meet Francesca "Cha Cha" Miano

Read "Meet Francesca "Cha Cha" Miano" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper


A Newport Jazz Festival-New York concert at Carnegie Hall in the early 1970s got Queens native Francesca “Cha Cha" Miano hooked on hearing live jazz--even though, she says, some of the music she heard on the mixed bill that night was way ahead of her at the time. Little did she know that her magnificent obsession ...

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Article: Album Review

Cristina Morrison: Baronesa

Read "Baronesa" reviewed by Edward Blanco


After visiting the Galapagos Island to film a docudrama based on the life of Baroness Eloise Von Wagner de Bosquet, Ecuadorian-American mezzo soprano vocalist Cristina Morrison loved the place so much she moved to Ecuador and spent ten years there. Falling in love with the story of the Baroness, her second album Baronesa, presents the songstress ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Cristina Morrison September 29 "Baronesa" CD Release Concert At Rockwood Music Hall

Cristina Morrison September 29 "Baronesa" CD Release Concert At Rockwood Music Hall

Singer & actress Cristina Morrison returns to Rockwood Music Hall for her Baronesa album concert release on Jazzheads. Morrison here plays with an array of vocal styles bringing to her interpretation her background as an actor. On stage her show has organically evolved into a more theatrical experience as she works with visual artist Laia Cabrera. ...

Album

Paris Troika

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2010
Track listing: Space Oddity; Purple Haze; Three Tears At Midnight; Elejoey; Hotel California; Light My Fire; Layla; We Are The Champions (No Rematch); Sketchy Black Dog; Imagine; Message In A Bottle.

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Article: Extended Analysis

Paris Troika: Paris Troika

Read "Paris Troika: Paris Troika" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Paris Troika Paris Troika Self Produced 2010 The horizon of hip jazz keyboard trios is littered with the likes of The Bad Plus, Medeski, Martin, Woods, the Big Apple Trio and Soulive. Too cool for school. Because in jazz, contrary to Duke Ellington's supposition that there are only two types ...

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Article: Album Review

Misha Piatigorsky: Paris Troika

Read "Paris Troika" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Popular music and jazz have always been connected but, over the years, a bit of a divide has developed. A large portion of songs lumped under the Great American Songbook heading were the popular music of their day. As folk and rock began to eclipse jazz in the public eye, some people refused to get on ...

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Article: Album Review

Misha Piatigorsky: 17 Rooms

Read "17 Rooms" reviewed by Marcia Hillman


A clue to pianist Misha Piatigorsky's 17 Rooms is the title of its opening track, “Open Window"--a window that lets in a breath of fresh air. Joined by bassist Boris Kozlov and drummer Ari Hoenig, Piatigorsky offers a mixture of bebop, gospel and classically-based styles that shows off his pianistic and composing abilities. ...


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