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Uri Caine

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Uri Caine was born in Philadelphia and began studying piano with Bernard Peiffer. He played in bands led by Philly Joe Jones, Hank Mobley, Johnny Coles, Mickey Roker, Odean Pope, Jymmie Merritt, Bootsie Barnes and Grover Washington. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and studied music composition with George Rochberg and George Crumb. Since moving to New York City Caine has recorded sixteen albums as a leader. His first two CD's "Sphere Music" and "Toys" paid homage to the great jazz pianists Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock. His third CD, "Urlicht/Primal Light", featured arrangements of the music of Gustav Mahler and won the international "Composer's Hut" award for Best Mahler CD of 1997

Album

A Queens' Firefly

Label: Skipstone Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: A Queens’ Firefly; Match Strikes; Chandelier; Glimmer; Little Daily Miracles; Aurora; A Simple Radiance; The Fire in You.

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Article: Album Review

Erik Friedlander: A Queens' Firefly

Read "A Queens' Firefly" reviewed by Troy Dostert


When a cello is your calling card, it is only to be expected that the “chamber jazz" label will tend to follow you around--and so it has for Erik Friedlander, although that term hardly does justice to the variegated possibilities he sets in motion through his assorted projects. Having worked with a “who's who" list of ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Uri Caine

Jazz Musician of the Day: Uri Caine

All About Jazz is celebrating Uri Caine's birthday today! Uri Caine was born in Philadelphia and began studying piano with Bernard Peiffer. He played in bands led by Philly Joe Jones, Hank Mobley, Johnny Coles, Mickey Roker, Odean Pope, Jymmie Merritt, Bootsie Barnes and Grover Washington. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and studied music composition ...

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Article: Album Review

Fred Hersch: Breath By Breath

Read "Breath By Breath" reviewed by John Chacona


Why is Fred Hersch not sufficiently mentioned among the great jazz pianists? It could be a generational thing. At 66, Hersch is an eminent tweener, too old to qualify as the Hot New Thing and too young to be an Elder Statesman. He's in good company there with fellow sexagenarians Myra Melford, Satoko Fujii, Uri Caine, ...

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Lost Within You

Label: Unit Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Peace; I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Outta My Life; Silli In the Sky; Love Like Ours; Dreams Of A Butterfly; Body And Soul; People Time; Flamenco Sketches; You Taught My Heart To Sing.

Article: Live Review

I Poeti del Piano Solo 2021

Read "I Poeti del Piano Solo 2021" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


I poeti del piano solo Musicus Concentus Firenze Sala Vanni 1-3.10.2021 Seconda edizione della rassegna fiorentina I Poeti del Piano Solo, organizzata da Musicus Concentus con la direzione artistica di Stefano Maurizi, ancora una volta articolata su tre appuntamenti in giorni successivi e per l'occasione dedicata a pianisti trentenni, già ...

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Article: Album Review

John Hollenbeck: Songs You Like a Lot

Read "Songs You Like a Lot" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Con questo disco John Hollenbeck conclude la trilogia iniziata otto anni fa sulla reinterpretazione di famosi brani della popular music (Songs I Like A Lot, Sunnyside 2013) e proseguita due anni dopo con Songs We Like a Lot per la stessa etichetta. Nel primo album la scelta dei temi era strettamente personale, nel ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Jon Irabagon: Channeling Charlie Parker In The Black Hills

Read "Jon Irabagon: Channeling Charlie Parker In The Black Hills" reviewed by Doug Hall


An un-planned flight from peak Covid spread in New York City in March 2020, led jazz saxophonist and composer Jon Irabagon to escape to in-laws located next to the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota. Winner of the 2008 Thelonious Monk Competition and named “Musician of the Year" in 2012 by The New York City ...

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Article: Album Review

Franco Ambrosetti: Lost Within You

Read "Lost Within You" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Lost Within You is a masterpiece of smoldering passion and beauty ignited by the exquisite trumpet and flugelhorn melodies of Franco Ambrosetti. Ambrosetti assembled an enviable ensemble: bassist Scott Colley and drummer Jack DeJohnette in the rhythm section, plus guitarist John Scofield, and Renee Rosnes and Uri Caine switching turns as pianist. But the ...


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