Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Edward Simon @ Jazz Standard 12/19/10

I'm glad I made it to the last set of this.  It turns out this trio only gets together once a year and it's always in NYC.  I didn't know Edward Simon before, I went for the other 2 outstanding talented great musicians.  Then, I was often drawn to Edward's piano playing and often forgot the other 2 were there.  That says a lot.  This is one powerful trio!

Edward Simon – piano
John Patitucci – bass
Brian Blade – drums

Pianist, composer, and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Edward Simon confirmed his standing as “an important presence on the jazz and world music scene” (Los Angeles Times) with his beautiful 2009 CAM Jazz release, Poesia. It’s a superb trio date recorded with the same group that will take to our stage for three special nights in December, including the Grammy Award-winning bassist John Patitucci and the scintillating drummer, and long-time leader of his own highly acclaimed The Fellowship Band, Brian Blade. “The friendship between the members of this trio,” says Simon, “has blossomed into something beyond our individual selves, even beyond the music itself, it has blossomed into poetry. For this I'm grateful.” This auspicious trio engagement will be recorded live for a forthcoming Live at Jazz Standard release on CAM Jazz, so come get your claps, hoots and hollers on immortalized!

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