Welcome To New York

Welcome To New York

by Ehud AsherieEhud Asherie

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Ehud Asherie is one of the rare, chameleon-like pianists who is versatile enough to play a wide range of jazz styles with authority. The young Israeli native (who grew up in the U.S.) doesn't merely copy the playing styles of famous pianists, but takes to their approaches and compositions in his own way. On his earlier CDs he mixed bop, swing, and standards with an occasional taste of stride, but for these solo piano sessions, he focuses more on stride and standards, all with a New York theme. Asherie's stride skills are showcased in the interpretation of James P. Johnson's lively "Harlem Strut" and Duke Ellington's "Drop Me Off in Harlem," adding embellishments to keep them fresh. He explores themes from musicals and film, including the rarely heard "Lovers in New York" (a Henry Mancini gem) recast as an easygoing bossa nova, and Leonard Bernstein's "Lonely Town," the latter played with a subtlety similar to Dick Hyman. Anyone expecting a typical rendition of "52nd Street Theme" will be in for a shock, as Asherie takes his time getting around to playing the familiar riff while he takes the listener on a musical journey through an intricately interwoven blend of stride, swing, and bop. The pianist's imaginative reworking of the bassline to the oft-played "Take the 'A' Train" is matched by the inventiveness of his right hand. Welcome to New York demonstrates that Ehud Asherie has truly arrived on the jazz scene.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2010
Label: Arbors Records
UPC: 0780941140620
catalogNumber: 19406
Rank: 207433

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ehud Asherie   Primary Artist,Piano

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
James P. Johnson   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Jim Czak   Engineer
Dubin   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Nick Kenny   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Alan Nahigian   Cover Photo
Mat Domber   Producer
Rachel Domber   Producer
Louis Alter   Composer
Luke Melton   Cover Design
Michael Steinman   Liner Notes
Ehud Asherie   Composer
Bill Moss   Engineer

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