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Toby Koenigsberg

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Toby Koenigsberg has performed in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Nevada, Texas, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Puerto Rico; in Barrie, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta in Canada; in Paris, France; in London, England; in Helsinki and Järvenpää, Finland; and in Kawanoe Chuo City, Japan. He has performed with Marian McPartland, Rich Perry, Ron Miles, Ben Monder, Bill Holman, Eddie Gomez, and others. He tours regularly, performing at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Jazz Festival Calgary, the Tony Williams Jazz Festival, the Portland Jazz Festival, the Royal Academy of Music, the Knitting Factory in New York City, and elsewhere

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Drift

Label: Ninjazz Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Alphabet Town; Satellite; Song for Aki; The Rain Before It Falls; Improvisation; Strung Out Again.

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Toby Koenigsberg Trio: Drift

Read "Drift" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Pianist Toby Koenigsberg explored some of bop icon Bud Powell's tunes, the Great American Songbook gem “My Foolish Heart," and Bill Evans' “Show Type Tune" on his outstanding 2005 Origin Records release, Sense. And there was a warped (in a good sense) take on the “Stella By Starlight," also from the Great American Songbook. All of ...

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Sense

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Thirteenth Species; Oblivion; Stellaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! (one); My Foolish Heart; So Sorry Please; Variant Strain; Stellaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! (two); Show Type Tune; Realizing.

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Toby Koenigsberg Trio: Sense

Read "Sense" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes


On Sense, the Toby Koenigsberg Trio approaches jazz from intriguing angles, bringing an exciting energy and edginess to both originals and standards. The group's preferred organizing principle can be described as deconstruction by addition. The pianist/leader approaches Bud Powell's “Oblivion by artfully inserting bits and pieces of the melody like someone would assemble a jigsaw puzzle: ...

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Sense

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Thirteen Species; Oblivion; Stellaaaaaaa! (one); My Foolish Heart; So Sorry Please; Varian Strain; Stellaaaaaa! (two); Show Type Tune; Realizing.

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Thirteenth Species

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2006
Duration: 08:02

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Toby Koenigsberg Trio: Sense

Read "Sense" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


On Sense, pianist Toby Koenigsberg's trio offers up a wistful and straightforward take on the American Songbook classic “My Foolish Heart," including a poignant, spare reading of the familiar melody. However, everything else on the disc pushes the boundaries.The trio opens and closes the set with tunes by the New York-based trumpeter Andre Canniere: ...


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