Dan Trudell – Dan Trudell Plays The Piano

October 2, 2015 / No Comments / Tags: Dan Trudell, Joe Saunders, matt wilson, thejazzpage.com

(Dan Trudell)

Dan Trudell made a name for himself as an organist for many years but decided it was time to return the piano, and with great result. Trudell’s playing is, at once, both artistic and engaging. The very creative arrangements on Dan Trudell Plays The Piano are a wonderful adventure and musical ride. The interplay between Trudell and his very capable crew is outstanding. The trio includes Matt Wilson on drums and Joe Saunders on bass. The recording features the unit covering works by Duke Ellington, Horace Silver, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys, alongside a couple of Trudell originals paying homage to McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones. The tremendous performances on this one makes it too good miss.

Click to listen to a clip of “If I Ever I Would Leave You”:

Tracks: Isn’t She Lovely, I Let A Song Out of My Heart, McCoy for Now,  Jonesin’, That Old Black Magic, If Ever I Would Leave You, A Woman’s Worth, Soulville.

Website: DanTrudell.com