Aaron Diehl – The Bespoke Man’s NarrativeAugust 9, 2013 / No Comments
For his debut recording, pianist Aaron Diehl constructed music as finely as a tailor crafts a custom cut suit. The music on the aptly titled, The Bespoke Man’s Narrative , was conceptualized for Diehls’ working quartet of vibraphonist Warren Wolf, drummer Rodney Green and bassist David Wong. The 26-year old’s compositions are fresh, innovative and contemplative, but they also groove. Diehl also delivers outside-the-box arrangements of several standards, avoiding the cliches and emphasizing the compelling interplay and performance of the group. In addition to Diehl’s considerable talents as a composer, he is a very engaging pianist, and that in combination with all else, makes him a fantastic jazz artist to hear.
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Tracks: Prologue, Generation Y, Blue Nude, Moonlight, Moonlight In Vermont, The Single Petal of A Rose, The Cylinder, Stop and Go, Le Tombeau De Couperin [Ill. Forlane], Bess, You Is My Woman Now, Epilogue.