The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Youth Movement on the Keyboard

Air Date: 11/6/2022

We want to know: Can the new breed of pianists carry the torch lit by Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Steve Kuhn, and so many other seminal figures in the pantheon of great jazz pianists? (Editor's Note: Marty knows that he left out a lot of folks.)

Here we have three new CDs, all top quality, from young leaders in the art of jazz piano. Let's have a little visit with each of them, shall we?

Alberto Pibiri

Born and raised in Italy, he finished the classical piano curriculum at Conservatory Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina in five years instead of the normal ten years. I think that would classify one as a prodigy. Surprisingly, after all that classical study, he found that his real passion was jazz, and he hooked up with Sheila Jordan and then with Dave Stryker. I think when you hear his version of Stardust, the first thing you will notice is the classical reference (check out the intro), and then you will notice the tremendous technical proficiency on the keys. This guy is one to watch.

Josh Nelson

I was talking with another pianist the other day and I mentioned Josh Nelson, as an example of an artist who is engaged in many projects all at once. I see his name everywhere. And there's perfect reason for that. He's very good! Or another way of saying it is: He is in demand! He does plenty of his own projects but he also appears with many other artists in their projects. His latest endeavor is with bassist Bob Bowman and Mr. Bowman's Collective. I'm sure you'll enjoy a track from the new CD during the second hour.

Craig Davis

Do you see the two seasoned cats on either side of that young fella? Well, on the left we have John Clayton, well-known bass player, and on the right we have Jeff Hamilton, well-known drummer. Oh yeah, the young dude. That's Craig Davis. 
The three of them form a superb trio to play the work of little-known pianist and composer Michael “Dodo” Marmarosa. I must say, after hearing the songs on this CD, I became interested in this person. 
During this show we'll hear Dodo's Lament. Is it anything like the other, more well-known Lament? Tune in to find out.



HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Danilo Pérez & Claus Ogerman-Across The Crystal Sea-07 The Saga Of Rita Joe 2008
Dan Costa\Skyness\\Skyness
Dianne Reeves-The Calling- Celebrating Sarah Vaughan-07 Key Largo 2001
Cyrus Chestnut-Natural Essence-03 Faith Amongst the Unknown 2016
Eliane Elias-Bossa Nova Stories-03 The More I See You 2008
Craig Davis\Tone Paintings  2022\Dodo's Lament
Buster Williams Griot Liberté 08 After the Ninth Wave 2004
Aimee Allen\Love and the Catalyst 2022\Love's Crescendo
Dave Stryker\As We Are 2021\Saudade
Randy Napoleon\Puppets 2022\Wide River Feat. Aubrey Johnson

HOUR TWO: New For You

Ana Nelson\Bridges 2022\Waltz
Josh Nelson  & Bob Bowman Collective-Tomorrow is Not Promised 2022-10 Water Mile
Tom Harrell-Oak Tree 2022-04 Tribute
Jo Harrop\The Heart Wants 2022\02_All Too Soon - Featuring Christian McBride
David Bloom\Shadow of a Soul 2022007 David Bloom & Cliff Colnut - No Reruns
Marcello Carelli - The Era 2022-04 New Dawn
San Gabriel Seven feat Sinne Eeg-Under The Stars 2022-05 Getting Along With Love (Featuring Sinne Eeg)
Alberto Pibiri Trio\Stardust 2022\Stardust
Craig Davis\Tone Paintings  2022\11 Dodo's Lament
Paul Marinaro\Not Quite Yet 2022\03 Make Me Rainbows
Vanessa Racci\Jazzy Italian 2022\Vanessa Racci - 11  September In the Rain

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Hendrik Meurkens\And The WDR Big Band Samba Jazz Odyssey 2022\Sambatropolis
GUAI\09 Rota de Colis╞o
Ivan Lins-Live at MCG-05 Feitio de Oração 1999
Jackie Ryan + John Clayton & Friends-Listen Here-08 La Puerta 2012
Nate N\Jazz Samba Pra Sempre 2022
Rosa Passos-Amorosa-09 Essa É Pr'o João 2004
Otmaro Ruiz, Bruno Mangueira\Essência\Tu Mi Delirio
Ricardo Silveira - Solo - 02 - Preciso Aprender A Ser Só
Oscar Castro-Neves and Paul Winter-Brazilian Days-03 Feitio de Oracao 1998
Opie Bellas-Faces-09 If You Went Away 2004

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Thom Rotella-Storyline-01 Oddball 2019
Tanya Dennis-White Sails Blue Skies 2021-04 Where You Are
Tim Fitzgerald\Full House 2022\Twisted Blues
Sean Fyfe\Late Night 2022\006 Sean Fyfe Quartet - Stella feat Sam Kirmayer
The Sax Pack-Power of 3-08 When Morning Comes 2015
Steve Slagle Trio\Nascentia (Birth)\07 Who Compares To You-
The Yellowjackets-Club Nocturne-07 The Village Church 1998
Brian Simpson-Something About You-05 Blue Horizon 2018
Brian Bromberg-Jaco-02 Continuum 2002
Cassandre McKinley-Til Tomorrow- Remembering Marvin Gaye-12 I Wonder 2006


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