Label: WJ3 Records - WJ31010 • Format: CD Album Digipack • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Post Bop
Cyrus Chestnut born January 17, is an American jazz pianist, composer and producer. InJosh Tyrangielmusic critic for Timewrote: "What makes Chestnut the best jazz pianist of his generation is a willingness to abandon notes and play space.
Cyrus Chestnut was born in Baltimore, Marylandinson of McDonald a retired post-office employee and church pianist and Flossie a city social services worker and church choir director. His association with Carter significantly affected his outlook and approach to music, confirming his already iconoclastic instincts. Carter advised him to "take chances" and "play things I've never heard," Chestnut said. Their shared church roots resulted in such a positive chemistry between Battle and Chestnut that he then joined the soprano on a fall U.
Later that year came Blessed Quietness: A Collection of Hymns, Spirituals and Carolsan album of traditional numbers instilled with the gospel and blues Chestnut grew up listening to. In addition to appearing on the soundtrack to director Robert Altman 's feature film Kansas CityChestnut also made his big screen debut portraying a Count Basie-inspired pianist.
InChestnut signed with manager Bruce Garfield, who convinced him to collaborate with Vanessa L. On it he is accompanied by his regular trio of Michael Hawkins, bass and Neal Smithdrums. Additional artists on this session include Russell Maloneguitar and Steven Kroon, percussion. No Problem - Cyrus Chestnut - The Cyrus Chestnut Quartet includes jazz interpretations of some well-known pop numbers of the past half-century, including " If ", the early s soft-rock ballad by Bread.
I've played it in many and various contexts. I actually played it in a Top 40 band when I was just out of school. A lot of time has passed, but then recently I just started thinking about it again.
With Dee Dee Bridgewater. With Ann Hampton Callaway. With James Carter. With Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet. With Dr. John and the Donald No Problem - Cyrus Chestnut - The Cyrus Chestnut Quartet Band. With Sadao Watanabe. With Phil Wilson 's Rainbow Band.
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Alfa, EvidenceAtlanticWarner Bros. Trio, with Christopher J. Thomas bassClarence Penn drums. Trio, with Steve Kirby bassClarence Penn drums. Warner Bros. Some tracks trio, with Michael Hawkins bassNeal Smith drums ; some tracks quartet with Russell Malone guitar added; some tracks quartet with Steven Kroon percussion added; some tracks quintet.
Trio, with Buster Williams bassAl Foster drums. Trio, with Curtis Lundy bassVictor Lewis drums. A Million Colors in Your Mind. Trio, Supporter - Omar Pene* & Super Diamono* - Fari David Williams bass The Bounce - The Persuasions - Acappella, Victor Lewis drums.
Natural Essence. Trio, with Buster Williams bassLenny White drums. There's a Sweet, Sweet Spirit.
Ready And Waiting To Fall - Mae - The Everglow, Sesamstraat - Hou Het Park Schoon, Future Madhouse - Gamma Ray - Insanity & Genius, Ferma Gli Occhi Nel Vuoto - Giorgio Gaber - Rock’N’ Roll, Amore E Storie Metropolitane, Reservations Towards Belief - Errol J.M. - Zeros And Ones