TT 35: Solo Tonight, Irving Fine, Johnathan Blake and Marta Sanchez

Tonight at Spectrum Second Annual Modern Piano (+) Festival, Brooklyn, I’m on at 9 pm after Sonya Belaya (7 pm) and Jacob Rhodebeck (8 pm).

Set list of Iverson compositions w quick little descriptions:

I Confess (angular ballad in jazz tempo)
On the Beat (soft rock?!)
Turner’s Chamber of Unlikely Delight (Eicher said this was “like Busoni”)
Simply Business (8 bars of blues)
Imperfect Ritual (cinematic fantasy)
George Walker Ascending (swinging; perhaps like Roland Hanna)
Showdown (melodic ballad)
Perpendicular (blues inspired by Ron Carter)


On DTM: It was Irving Fine’s birthday, so I edited and updated my Centennial post. (This kind of thing is ONLY on Do the Math!)

And, a little review of Johnathan Blake at the Vanguard, plus I wrote the liner notes for Marta Sanchez’s latest.