Joey Alexander - My Favorite Things on CD
Joey Alexander My Favorite Things on CD
The debut album from jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander, 2015's My Favorite Things showcases the 11-year-old's stunning keyboard virtuosity. Joining Alexander here is a mix of older and younger associates, including journeyman bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. Also backing Alexander on various tracks are bassist Russell Hall, drummer Sammy Miller, and up-and-coming firebrand trumpeter Alphonso Horne. Working with Grammy-winning producer Jason Olaine, who previously helmed albums by such jazz luminaries as Roy Hargrove, Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and others, Alexander delivers a handful of jazz standards and songs culled from the American Popular Songbook in adroit, acoustic, swinging fashion. ~ Matt Collar
Joey Alexander, an extraordinary and uniquely gifted pianist from Bali, marks his recording debut with the release My Favorite Things. The album finds Alexander playing everything from Coltrane to Rodgers & Hammerstien with an adventurous spirit and improvisatory verve.
An extraordinary and uniquely gifted pianist from Bali, Joey Alexander marks his recording debut with the release of MY FAVORITE THINGS. Joey brings a delicate, profound and soulful touch to his own interpretation of such classics as 'My Favorite Things', 'Giant Steps'; and 'Over the Rainbow', and showcases his talents as an arranger, composer and bandleader.
Joey Alexander My Favorite Things Track Listing:
1. Giant Steps
2. Lush Life
3. My Favorite Things
4. It Might as Well Be Spring
5. Ma Blues
6. 'Round Midnight
7. I Mean You
8. Tour de Force
9. Over the Rainbow