US organ star Larry Goldings interviewed at Watermill Jazz Club in Dorking. Larry Goldings is a Grammy-nominated pianist, keyboardist, composer, and songwriter. Among jazz enthusiasts, Goldings' organ trio with Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart has been recognized for charting new ground, with synergistic playing and hard-swinging yet thoughtful music. Goldings' talents have been sought-after by an impressive range of musicians including James Taylor, Norah Jones, John Mayer, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot, Tracy Chapman, Ricki Lee Jones, Charlie Haden, Steve Gadd, Herbie Hancock, Sia, Christina Aguilera, Elton John, and Leon Russell. The master of the Hammond Organ talks to Andrea about his life in music.
JOHN ABERCROMBIE & MARC COPLAND
Andrea Vicari hosts an interview with the legendary USA jazz stars, guitarist John Abercrombie and pianist Marc Copland. They played at the Watermill in Dorking in November and gave Andrea an exclusive interview just before their gig. John Abercrombie is best known for his recording career with ECM and work with The Brecker Brothers, Peter Erskine, Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Charles lloyd, Dave Holland; and has just completed his latest album “39 Steps” with Marc Copland. Marc Copland has worked with Randy Brecker, Bob Berg, Hank Crawford, Art Farmer, Curtis Fuller, Tom Harrell, Eddie Harris, Harold Land and Blue Mitchell, Dave Liebman, Bob Mintzer, Gary Peacock, and Sonny Stitt.
Andrea Vicari interviewed Japanese piano star Hiromi at her hotel in London after a sell-out show at The Jazz Cafe in Camden. Hiromi started learning classical piano at the age of five, and at 14, she played with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. When she was 17, she met Chick Corea by chance in Tokyo, and was invited to play with him at his concert the next day.
Globally famous US drummer Bill Stewart has played, recorded and toured with will Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, Larry Goldings, John Scofield, Seamus Blake, Maceo Parker, Lee Konitz. Andrea Vicari talks to him about his career and drum techniques after a concert at the Watermill Jazz Club in Dorking at which the "Great Day in Dorking" photograph was taken due to the large number of British Jazz musicians who attended the gig.
Marianne Trudel is a multi-talented pianist, composer, improvisor, and arranger. At once energetic and passionate, her music cross-cuts a wide swath of musical interests. As a performer, she pursues an active career in a variety of settings ranging from solo performance to duo, Trifolia, Marianne Trudel 4 + Ingrid Jensen, septet, and large ensembles. She has presented her music in various countries: Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Italy, Hungary, Lituania, and China.