What I’ve learned from three years of research and listening is that the piano concerto is an ideal vehicle with which individual composers can experiment
Pianist Donal Fox is a classical musician by training, and in style, with a yen for improvisation and, one might add, an unwillingness to let things be.
When the jazz composer is the soloist, which is usually the case, he or she ironically revives one of the most venerable traditions in classical music.
Fuse Jazz Critic Steve Elman is currently surveying works that illuminate the tradition of the jazz-influenced piano concerto. His series began with an examination of Chick Corea’s current recording, The Continents. In part two, he takes a look at eight works by jazz composers that precede the release of Corea’s work. This post is a […]