This is a classic and modern jazz standards with a fresh interpretation by a contemporary piano trio.
When listening to this live recording, one can clearly hear the joy and warmth between the musicians and the audience. The pieces of music presented are personal favorites of each member of the trio. The three of them have had a close musical friendship for over a decade. From 2006-2009 Levin and D’Augelli were colleagues in the music department at Chico State University. During this time they would frequently call upon Langworthy to join their ensemble on gigs. This concert in 2018 marks a very happy reunion for the trio.
The record is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify.
Enjoy the first track “Con Alma (live)” from the new record here:
CD Release Party for multi-saxophonist Steve Heckman’s 5th CD as a leader (his 3rd on the Jazzed Media label), entitled: LEGACY: A COLTRANE TRIBUTE. We will be performing a program of Coltrane’s compositions as well as some standards he is associated with, both material from the CD, as well as other songs which may eventually wind up comprising a 2nd volume of Coltrane tunes.
Steve Heckman, tenor and soprano sax
Grant Levin, piano
Eric Markowitz, bass
Smith Dobson V, drums
Doors Open: 4:00 PM Starts: 4:30 PM Ends: 6:30 PM
Tickets are here: California Jazz Conservatory
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The latest CD scheduled to be released October 7, 2016 where Grant Levin participates as a sideman on piano – STEVE HACKMAN: LEGACY: A COLTRANE TRIBUTE – has already received great reviews from jazz critics. Continue reading
San Francisco’s top jazz pianist Grant Levin releases unique CD which showcases the breadth of his compositions.
PRLog – Feb. 12, 2015 – SAN FRANCISCO — Grant Levin, releases a new CD “Inter Umtrumque” (Beezwax Records), an all original composition compilation in a contemporary piano trio setting, from between the years of 2001 and 2008. Inter Umtrumque, which is latin, means “between two extremes”. The title is reflective of the range and scope of the music performed by the composer Grant Levin (piano) and his sidemen Chris Amberger (bass), Rufus Haereiti (drums), Greg D’Augelli (soprano sax). […]
Read the full press release here.