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Randy Simon Jazz Project

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Randy Simon was born and raised in Los Angeles. Although he had piano lessons for a year as a child, and took classical piano lessons for a period while in graduate school, music took a back seat for many years as he built up a successful career as a physicist. "I did not come back to the piano until about 12 years ago when I inherited the grand piano that I grew up with. I had it shipped to the East Coast, completely restored, and I started taking jazz piano lessons. After several years of study with jazz pianist Adrian Cohen, it occurred to me that I was a much more creative writer than I was a pianist

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The Linda Sessions

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: CD 1: Just Deal with It; 7 Mile Beach; What's Cooking?; Poipu Walk; Metropolis; Santa Cruz. CD 2: Weave The Tale; Moorea Lagoon; Don't Give Me That; Dreamscape; Head Down The Road; How Did We End Up Here Again?.

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Randy Simon Jazz Project: The Linda Sessions

Read "The Linda Sessions" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The Randy Simon Jazz Project brings to mind, on The Linda Sessions, a high end sports car in top condition zooming down a straight highway, with a rhythm section/drive train boosted by a piano and a guitar. The sound is clean, momentum smooth and straight forward. The tune--the opener of a two CD set--is “Just Deal ...

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Just Deal with It

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Duration: 8:54

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Nyhavn Live

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Track listing: Cultural Exchange; Gold Standard; Glide; Climber; Season to Taste; Questions; Another Interlude; Foothills; Nyhavn; Soaring; Keep Walking.

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Take Five With Randy Simon

Read "Take Five With Randy Simon" reviewed by Randy Simon


Meet Randy Simon:Randy Simon had piano lessons for a year as a child, and took classical piano lessons for a period while in graduate school, but music took a back seat for many years as he built up a successful career as a physicist. “I did not return to the piano until I inherited ...

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Cultural Exchange

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Duration: 10:48

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Randy Simon Jazz Project: Nyhavn Live

Read "Nyhavn Live" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


As instrumentalists and established groups explore new musical vistas, there's somewhat of a “safe harbor" in the richness of classic hard bop. Perhaps that's because the repertoire and stylistic formats of drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, pianist Horace Silver and the like offer performers significant latitude in terms of groove, melodic and harmonic diversity, ...

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Randy Simon Jazz Project Releases "Nyhavn Live"

Randy Simon Jazz Project Releases "Nyhavn Live"

Nyhavn Live is a 2-CD set of new jazz tunes performed for a live audience by a stellar quintet of Upstate New York musicians. This is the fourth release by the Randy Simon Jazz Project, which features the original compositions and arrangements of Randy Simon. Nyhavn Live features a mix of upbeat Latin tunes, wistful ballads, ...

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Light It Up

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2010
Track listing: You Shouldn't Do That; Light It Up; Taking Wing; Getting Warmer; Counterflow; Switchbacks; Leafing Out; Let Me Tell You; Keep Walking; Saratoga (Through The Years).


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