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Elbow Grease

by Alan Rosenthal

Somewhat classical-influenced post-bop-yet-traditional. Five piano-bass-drums trio tracks, two by a quartet with sax, one by a septet, one piano solo. Try it -- you'll like it!
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Another Sky (Preface)
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2. Up the Kazoo
6:00 $0.99
3. Blue J
6:20 $0.99
4. Drop Me Here
6:43 $0.99
5. Guitar Knee
5:29 $0.99
6. Monk over Marrakesh
7:15 $0.99
7. They Didn't Believe Me
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8. Dextrously
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9. Old-Fashioned Valentine
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Alan Rosenthal was born in New York City. As a child he studied classical piano with Nina Lugovoy and composition with Edward Simons. He began playing jazz in high school but continued his classical training at the University of Chicago, majoring in composition under Easley Blackwood and W.T. McKinley. Since moving back to New York, he has performed jazz extensively at a long list of tristate area venues including The Village Gate (where he was rhythm-section pianist for the NYU Sunday afternoon jam sessions), Birdland, Cleopatra’s Needle (where he performs regularly with his trio and was house pianist for their vocal open-mic for 3 years), Swing 46, The West End, The Blue Water Grill, Cornelia Street Café, Merchants, the Central Park Boathouse, O’Neal’s, Smoke, The Garage, The Harvard Club, Elements (White Plains), Skipper’s (Newark), Trumpets (Montclair) Old 76 House (Tappan), Turning Point Café (Piermont), Alvin and Friends (New Rochelle), 16 Prospect (Westfield), and many others, appearing with Valery Ponomarev, Clark Terry, Ed Palermo, Fred Hopkins, Jimmy Lovelace, Phillip Johnston, Rocky Middleton, Ron McClure, Patience Higgins, Hide Tanaka, Frank Tate, Jimmy Hill, Cameron Brown, Mike Richmond, Scott Reeves, Lyn Christie, Carrie Jackson, Timatha Kasten, Steve Johns, Bobby Lavell, Bill Crow, Eliot Zigmund, Tony Jefferson, the pop singer Fantasia (whom he accompanied on ABC-TV’s “20/20”), Annette St. John, and a number of other noted artists. He also composed the scores for two tap musicals performed by Jane Goldberg’s Changing Times Tap Dance Company, and for the modern dance choreographer Victoria Uris of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. He was a staff print music arranger at Warner Bros. Publications for 6 years and a freelance editor for Cherry Lane Music. He has written articles on both classical music and jazz for The Nation, The New York Times, and Fanfare as well as the introduction to the reprint of his brother David’s book Hard Bop (Oxford University Press). His three-movement So Not a Sonata, composed in 2002, was recorded for release on W.T. McKinley’s MMC label.



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