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Impressionism drives the jazz piano trio. Aren't we all storytellers? Listeners' interpretations can vary, and that's what makes art special. Just let yourself go.
On his second recording as leader, Aaron Goldberg unfolds seven original stories and two classic pieces. His trio works in close proximity, with an intuitive feel. There's a fair amount of freedom for each artist. Bass and drums provide independent lines that complement the pianist's thoughts. Goldberg, 27, shares a thorough understanding of the blues, Latin rhythms, harmonic placement, and woodshedding keyboard mastery. And he swings! Before studying with Betty Carter, the pianist graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a degree in History and Science. His concentration was in Mind, Brain, and Behavior.
John Coltrane's "Equinox" opens with a dreamy landscape that allows plenty of space for the trio to reflect. Gradually, they move into open territory with a cool drive. All three contribute fresh interpretations. Like most of the session, this one ebbs and flows through changing moods. Goldberg's originals paint placid scenes that contain little ripples here and there. "MAO's Blues" is a tribute to friendsMarcandOmer, a bassist and a drummer. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" takes off with restrained passion. It's a quiet album, full of introspection, and free enough to allow your thoughts to follow their own course.
Track Listing: Sea Shantey; Isabella Meets Wally; If and Only If; You Are The Sunshine of My Life; Todd's Dream; P.B. & J.; MAO's Blues; Second Chance; Equinox.
Personnel: Aaron Goldberg: piano; Reuben Rogers: bass; Eric Harland: drums.
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com