Billy Childs – Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
All of us at Jazz Standard are delighted to welcome back five–time GRAMMY Award winner Billy Childs, a musician held in the highest esteem for his prodigious skills as a pianist, composer, and arranger. Childs began his remarkable career as an apprentice musician with the bands of Freddie Hubbard and J.J. Johnson in the late Seventies and early Eighties. In 1988, he launched his recording career as a leader with Take For Example, This...– the first of his four critically acclaimed albums for Windham Hill Jazz. For this much–anticipated engagement, Billy and band – including the exceptional vocalists Alicia Olatuja and Kate McGarry – will revisit the 2014 Sony Masterworks album Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. In his Rolling Stone review (9.9.2014), Dave DiMartino wrote: "This polished product, the work of jazz pianist Billy Childs, spotlights many of Nyro's best songs via Childs' creative orchestrations and the marvelous guest performers…Highly recommended." Billy Childs' latest album, Rebirth(Mack Avenue), marks "a return to the snaking quickfire hard–bop Childs played in the '70s, albeit infused with all the musics he has visited so intelligently since…It's ultra–sophisticated, gracefully crafted jazz, but full of dynamism." (John Fordham, The Guardian, 5.18.2017)Billy Childs – piano Alicia Olatuja – voice Kate McGarry – voice Steve Wilson – alto & soprano saxophones, flute Carol Robbins – harp Adam Rogers – guitar Hans Glawischnig – bass Ulysses Owens Jr. – drums Kristin Lee & TBA – string quartet
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