Robert Mitchell solo live piano album set for the spring

Recorded live at the Jazz Café in London in July 2018 The Rainbow Mountain/Can We Care is new from pianist-composer Robert Mitchell via Depth of Field on 24 April, a landmark solo album first listens strongly suggest, it is dedicated to Cecil …

Published: 26 Feb 2020. Updated: 4 months.

Recorded live at the Jazz Café in London in July 2018 The Rainbow Mountain/Can We Care is new from pianist-composer Robert Mitchell via Depth of Field on 24 April, a landmark solo album first listens strongly suggest, it is dedicated to Cecil Taylor.

Mitchell in the liner notes writes: ''I have long admired this approach to pianistic expression. And so I had wanted to do a recording like this – and the opportunity felt right when I was asked to perform as a part of this concert (before the Grammy winner Vijay Iyer and his band). The further I have spent in reverence of a number of piano icons in Jazz and Improvised music – the more I consider this to be a rite of passage.''

Mitchell also this spring publishes new poetry collection ''City Of Sanctuary''. He plays the Hebden Bridge Piano Festival at Hebden Bridge Town Hall on 26 April.

Photo of Robert Mitchell: Przemek Nowak.

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Extensive Irish tour for Jane Monheit pianist Michael Kanan: dates + links

Very classy pianist Michael Kanan – think in the vicinity of the marvellous sound of Ralph Sharon for his terrain – and who is best known for his work with the great modern-mainstream jazz and show song singer Jane Monheit, and late period with …

Published: 26 Feb 2020. Updated: 4 months.

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Very classy pianist Michael Kanan – think in the vicinity of the marvellous sound of Ralph Sharon for his terrain – and who is best known for his work with the great modern-mainstream jazz and show song singer Jane Monheit, and late period with Jimmy Scott, is touring Ireland soon.

Appearing with a locally recruited trio, dates are: Bennigans, Derry (10 March); Linen Hall theatre, Castlebar (11 March); ISK, Killorglin, Co. Kerry (12 March); Mullingar Arts Centre, Mullingar (13 March); Amharclann, Gweedore (14 March); Ardhowen, Enniskillen (lunchtime) (15 March).