Monday, September 28, 2015

Five Things To Know About Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, and Bill Stewart

  1. A working band for over 20 years, Bernstein, Goldings and Stewart are truly a telepathic unit and the most enduring organ trio in jazz, recording eight albums under Goldings’ name, a studio record and live DVD under Bernstein’s name, and a pair credited to all three including their latest, Ramshackle Serenade
  2. Larry Goldings has released 18 albums as a leader and done sideman duty on hundreds of others. He is one of the most sought-after organists (and pianists) in jazz and pop music, performing and recording with artists ranging from Norah Jones and Madeleine Peyroux to Christina Aguilera and Elton John. Since 2001, he has worked steadily with legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor. And, he may know the true identity of Austrian pianist Hans Groiner
  3. A protégé of the great Jim Hall, guitarist Peter Bernstein gained early experience with masters Lou Donaldson and Jimmy Cobb, and worked extensively with Joshua Redman, Diana Krall and organist Melvin Rhyne. He’s led nine albums and made appearances on over 80. Hall described Bernstein as “the most impressive guitarist I’ve heard”
  4. Iowa-born Bill Stewart is one of the most original, identifiable and influential drummers in modern music. He began working with saxophone giant Joe Lovano while still in college, and had lengthy partnerships with guitarists John Scofield and Pat Metheny, pianists Marc Copland and Bill Carrothers, and dozens of others. He’s recorded five albums as a bandleader, including his two most recent releases that feature an unusual trio lineup of two keyboardists and drums
  5. DownBeat magazine describes the band this way: “This is a killer organ trio barrage that’s deep in the pocket. Bernstein, Goldings and Stewart have a natural feel for this music, laying down a groove that lets each soloist float across the tunes”
Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings and Bill Stewart perform in the Joe Henderson Lab 10/8-11. For more information, click here.

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