domenica 30 novembre 2014


San Diego native Danny Green has managed to carve out a place for himself in the lineup of young jazz artists who have a pulse on keeping the tradition of jazz piano and composition alive while stepping boldly into the future. According to, “Danny Green is what evolution in jazz is all about, expressing the traits of those that came before him, with a style and panache that is all his individual who expresses what is inside of him.”Green revealed to the world his impressive talents on his 2009 solo debut recording, With You In Mind. The San Diego Tribune reviewed his debut recording and described Green as “Equally adept at jazz, classical and various Brazilian styles…but even in its most intricate moments, his music never sacrifices soul for technique or substance for flash.”  The album received extensive airplay around the globe rising to  on the Jazz Week Charts, and won “Best Jazz Album” at the 2009 San Diego Music Awards. Green began working on With You In Mind after producing the Afro-Cuban Jazz inspired album, Past Due (which featured trumpet, bass, drums, percussion and a very young Danny Green). With You In Mind focused on Brazilian influences cradled in mainstream jazz and classical nuances.In 2012, Green teamed up with Tapestry Records to release his latest album, A Thousand Ways Home. As on With You In Mind, Green's compositions incorporate Brazilian and Latin as well as jazz and classical influences. The core group consists of Green on piano, Justin Grinnell on bass, Julien Cantelm on drums and Tripp Sprague on soprano and tenor saxophone. Green also features an incredibly talented cast of guest artists that include mandolinist Eva Scow on four of the tracks, guitarists Chico Pinheiro, Peter Sprague and Dusty Brough as well as Brazilian vocalist Claudia Villela. The camaraderie shared by the players is obvious. A Thousand Ways Home received numerous rave reviews nationwide, rose to on the Jazz Week Charts, and was voted into KSDS Jazz 88.3’s “Top Ten Jazz Releases of 2012.”

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