Quincy Jones Presents Pianist Alfredo Rodriguez
Join Quincy Jones as he presents Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. Peter Slavov-bass / Francisco Mela-drums.
Quincy: "When I first heard him play, he knocked me on my booty, man! He is very special and I do not say that easily because I have been surrounded by the best musicians in the world my entire life and he is one of the best<em>!"
"Young Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez sounds the way Monk might have sounded if he had been born in Chick Corea's body and raised on a diet of Bach, Chopin and Stravinsky in a Havana conservatory."
"It's hard to think of a jazz pianist since Art Tatum so capable of reaching across the complete range of the instrument's expressive potential. In one tune, his crisp bebop lines recall Bill Evans. Other pieces suggest the melodic inventiveness of fKeith Jarrett." (Don Heckman)
Quincy Says: "It makes me happy to lend my support to Ruth Price for this evening's Movable Feast and to help her keep the Jazz Bakery alive until they settle in their new permanent digs."
•Look for "Sounds of Space", Alfrado Rodriguez's debut recording on Quincy's Qwest label.
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