San Diego based pianist and composer Danny Green brings his virtuosic talents to the Tapestry Label
A Thousand Ways Home, the virtuosic CD from pianist/composer Danny Green, will be released October 16 on the Tapestry label. As on his debut recording With You In Mind, “a brilliant musical statement” (Edward Blanco, ejazznews) which climbed the radio charts and won Best Jazz Album at the San Diego Music Awards, Green’s compositions incorporate Brazilian and Latin as well as jazz and classical influences. In Green’s words, “To me, A Thousand Ways Home is about taking various elements from each of these genres and blending them together in my own way.”
The core group consists of Green on piano, Justin Grinnell on bass. Julian Cantelm on drums and Tripp Sprague on soprano and lenor saxophone. Green also features an incredibly talented cast of guest artists that include mandolinist Eva Scow on four of the tracks, guitarist Peter Sprague on “Soggy Shoes,” world renowned Brazilian guilarist Chico Pinehiro and Brazilian vocalist Claudia Vìllela on “Quintal da Solidão” and guilarist Dusty Brough on “Dusly Road – Part II.” The camaraderie shared by the players is obvious. “We had a wonderful time inthe recording studio and I hope that joy translates in the music,” says Green.
“One of the things I love about music is that you can always keep aiming higher, and the effort is always worth it,” notes Green. This is obvious from the results of the 13 compositions heard on this recording.
A San Diego native, Danny Green is equally versed injazz, Latin and classical music. He received his BA in piano performance at UCSD, from which he graduated with honors and won the Jimmy Cheatham Jazz Award. He received his Masters Degree in Music (Jazz Studies) from SDSU in 2011 and was awarded Outstanding Graduate Student and earned several scholarships. He has studied jazz with Kamau Kenyatta , Rick Helzer, Anthony Davis, Marcos Siiva, Chico Pinheiro, and others. His expertise in Brazilian music was also honed at the CA Brazil Camp. – See more at: http://www.dannygreen.net/newsblog/#sthash.dC77wwpi.dpuf
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