The new solo recording of Alan Broadbent "Just One Of Those Things" shows very clearly: Alan is not only a highly acclaimed arranger and orchestra leader, two Grammy Awards as well as working with Woody Herman, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Paul Mc Cartney, etc., he is also a great and distinctive pianist. In decades of cooperation with the unforgettable Charlie Haden and his Quartet West, he demonstrated this emphatically. Charlie Haden praised him as "one of the most original improvisers of jazz".
Alan's last solo CD "Heart To Heart" received the very rare 5-star award from Downbeat magazine and also from the British Jazz Journal. His solo performance at the St. Emilion Jazz Festival was mentioned by the magazine Jazzman as Best Jazz Concert 2012 in France.
His new solo recording on the vinyl Edition Longplay proves this exceptional position strongly. His improvisations on piano pieces by Cole Porter and the likes of John Lewis and Dave Brubeck to Elvis Costello show him again as a master of sensitive and emphatic reinterpretations and boundless communication. He is, as formulated by Tobias Richtsteig in his liner notes, a "Storyteller".
Alan Broadbent will perform an LP release concert on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Saarbrücken, Germany. More concerts at: www.alanbroadbent.com
Tracklisting for Just One Of Those Things - Alan Broadbent Solo Piano
1/ All The Things You Are 4.17 (Jerome Kern)
2/ Serenata 4.44 (Leroy Anderson)
3/ Birds Will Still Be Singing 5.17 (Elvis Costello)
4/ In Your Own Sweet Way / Strange Meadowlark 8.05 (Dave Brubeck)
1/ Just One Of Those Things 3.44 (Cole Porter)
2/ Django 6.04 (John Lewis)
3/ My Romance / Spring Is Here 9.43 (Richard Rodgers)
4/ Autumn Leaves 4.54 (Joseph Kosma)