Piano Starts Here: The Music of Andrew Hill & Mal Waldron

Individualism with Grace

Recommended

The Royal Room Columbia City
Wed Nov 21, 7:30 pm 21+

$10/$12

Recommended by Charles Mudede

Around the 1950s, there emerged a new kind of jazz player. They were confident, often from middle-class families, and had studied music at college. Mal Waldron was one of these musicians. He was an intellectual, and worked with the best minds in the jazz of his times: Charles Mingus, Abbey Lincoln, Jackie McLean, Eric Dolphy—all jazz intellectuals. He not only composed ground-breaking film scores, but was also one of the first pianists to experiment with free jazz (check him out on the seminal Pithecanthropus Erectus). I also have a soft spot for his jazz version of Satie's “Three Gymnopedies, No. 1.” He died in Brussels in 2002 after an almost long life. Tonight is a tribute to his intellectual genius.

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The Royal Room

5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Hours: Open daily till 1:30 am
http://theroyalroomseattle.com

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  • Open daily till 1:30 am
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  • Wed Nov 21, 7:30 pm
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