Piano Masters Series, Vol. 1

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Veteran Brazilian pianist was given the run of the Fazioli piano salon for three nights, just left alone to play, and the result is this delicious, introverted solo disc, only the second solo outing of his lengthy career. The closest analog would be Bill Evans, although Taubkin doesn't have quite the same sense of space. But the pieces here, mostly from his own pen, are lovely meditations, as with "Meu Outuno em NY," with its minor, sad feel. He makes a lovely thing from Coltrane's classic "Giant Steps," slowing it down and building up the thoughtfulness. Essentially, the only upbeat performance here is "Proezas de Solon," his take on the Pixinguinha tune that sparkles. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Veteran Brazilian pianist was given the run of the Fazioli piano salon for three nights, just left alone to play, and the result is this delicious, introverted solo disc, only the second solo outing of his lengthy career. The closest analog would be Bill Evans, although Taubkin doesn't have quite the same sense of space. But the pieces here, mostly from his own pen, are lovely meditations, as with "Meu Outuno em NY," with its minor, sad feel. He makes a lovely thing from Coltrane's classic "Giant Steps," slowing it down and building up the thoughtfulness. Essentially, the only upbeat performance here is "Proezas de Solon," his take on the Pixinguinha tune that sparkles. Although he's Brazilian and that informs his sense of rhythm throughout the disc, by no means is this a Brazilian album. It's very much a creation of Taubkin, and a sum of all his work and influences. His jazz is very much of the melodic school: you won't hear much of Monk here, for example. But it's an unalloyed joy, like a series of deep, relaxing breaths.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/20/2010
  • Label: Adventure Music
  • UPC: 823421106225
  • Catalog Number: 1062
  • Sales rank: 271,405

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Benjamim Taubkin Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
John Coltrane Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Pixinguinha (Alfredo Vianna) Composer
Alberto Ranellucci Mastering
Benjamim Taubkin Composer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Richard Zirinsky Jr. Producer, Executive Producer
Maria Camillo Graphic Design, Cover Photo
Jim Luce Producer, Engineer
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