Michael Weiss – Presenting Michael Weiss (1986) (Criss Cross Jazz)
1986 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 345Mb+10Mb
Pianist Michael Weiss, grand prize winner of the 2000 BMI/Thelonious Monk Institute Composers Competition, has established a formidable reputation working with such names as Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer and Wynton Marsalis. In addition to his demand as a sideman, Weiss' role as bandleader, recording artist, composer, arranger and educator have earned him accolades from both audiences and critics: “…one of the most dynamic young pianists in jazz” Chicago Tribune “…focuses the intensity of a tune as well as any pianist in mainstream jazz” New York Times “…writes with thought-provoking originality” JazzTimes “…one of the most dependable pianists on the scene.”
On this album it all comes together: musicianship, different moods, and The Swing. This record, worthy of a major label certainly, provides a glimpse into the best of what jazz can offer. Compositions that aren't muddy and have melodies that are actually singable, chops that are impressive and yet never overbundant, a group sound that is blended almost into one voice - that's what you get with this CD.