jazz piano http://wemu.org en Robert Prester Dogtown: a Wednesday Delight http://wemu.org/post/robert-prester-dogtown-wednesday-delight <p>WEMU listeners are discerning judges of good talent.&nbsp; You have heard gifted pianists such as McCoy Tyner, Bebo Valdes, Chucho Valdes, Danilo Perez and Michel Camilo on <strong>89.1 Jazz</strong> shows.&nbsp; We think you will welcome pianist Robert Prester and his new CD <em>Dogtown</em> with open ears.&nbsp; Not unlike Chucho Valdes and Danilo Perez, Robert Prester followed classical piano studies.&nbsp; It is evident in his brilliant 32<sup>nd</sup> note runs and precise technique.&nbsp; But like the aforementioned, Prester also plays with emotion, feeling, joy and improvisational bl Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Linda Yohn 40211 at http://wemu.org Robert Prester Dogtown: a Wednesday Delight Eldar Djangirov's Breakthrough Music http://wemu.org/post/eldar-djangirovs-breakthrough-music <p>A Jazz Appreciation Month celebration should honor both the originators of the music and the new, emerging original voices. Our 89.1 Jazz premiere this morning achieved that goal. <em>Breakthrough</em> is the new CD by pianist Eldar Djangirov and his trio for a new label: Motéma Music.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sEY-l2bIGw8?feature=player_embedded" width="640"></iframe></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 02:30:44 +0000 Linda Yohn 28201 at http://wemu.org Eldar Djangirov's Breakthrough Music "Magic Beans" by Benny Green is a delicacy! http://wemu.org/post/magic-beans-benny-green-delicacy <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The majority of the classic Blue Note recordings of the 1950s and 1960s were characterized by highly conversant horn exchanges and brilliant, supportive rhythm sections.&nbsp; For Benny Green to pay tribute to that era of jazz with the instrumentation of piano-bass-drums is quite a task.&nbsp; But, Benny pulls it off with inspiration, energy and attitude.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:24:38 +0000 Linda Yohn 25105 at http://wemu.org "Magic Beans" by Benny Green is a delicacy! "3.2.1" by pianist Pamela Hines is a pleasant surprise! http://wemu.org/post/321-pianist-pamela-hines-pleasant-surprise <p></p><p>Often on first listen to a new CD, I’ll remark, “that’s nice…” and just file it away.&nbsp; I’m very glad that I gave “3.2.1” by pianist Pamela Hines a second chance.&nbsp; On the second pass, I heard the complexities that I missed in my first cursory review.&nbsp; We receive many piano-bass-drums CDs re-working standards at WEMU, so if your disc is to make it on the air it must have a “special something”.&nbsp; Pamela Hines has it.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:49:38 +0000 Linda Yohn 24838 at http://wemu.org "3.2.1" by pianist Pamela Hines is a pleasant surprise!