Joey Alexander – My Favorite Things (2015)

Joey Alexander - My Favorite Things (2015)
Artist: Joey Alexander
Album: My Favorite Things
Genre: Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Piano Jazz
Origin: Indonesia
Released: 2015
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps

Tracklist:
Giant Steps (John Coltrane) 10:12
Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn) 08:10
My Favorite Things (Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein) 06:11 ▪
It Might As Well Be Spring (Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein) 05:24
Ma Blues (Joey Alexander) 06:46
‘Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) 06:47
I Mean You (Thelonious Monk) 04:11
Tour De Force (Dizzy Gillespie) 05:46
Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen) 04:27

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The debut album from jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander, 2015’s My Favorite Things showcases the 11-year-old’s stunning keyboard virtuosity. Joining Alexander here is a mix of older and younger associates, including journeyman bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. Also backing Alexander on various tracks are bassist Russell Hall, drummer Sammy Miller, and up-and-coming firebrand trumpeter Alphonso Horne. Working with Grammy-winning producer Jason Olaine, who previously helmed albums by such jazz luminaries as Roy Hargrove, Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and others, Alexander delivers a handful of jazz standards and songs culled from the American Popular Songbook in adroit, acoustic, swinging fashion.
Review by Matt Collar

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