Saturday, September 27, 2008
This week, let's take a look at some video footage of pianist Jason Moran, who's coming to St. Louis next Sunday, October 5, to perform a solo concert at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. The 33-year-old is considered one of the top young piano players in jazz, and in addition to leading his own group, he has toured and recorded with jazz notables such as Greg Osby, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Lovano, Don Byron, Steve Coleman, Lee Konitz, Von Freeman, Christian McBride and Ravi Coltrane.
The first two clips are excerpted from a performance by Moran and his group, the Bandwagon, in Munich, Germany, while the third video features the group performing Moran's composition "He Puts On His Hat And Leaves" at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tickets for Moran's St. Louis concert are available here.