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Isaac ben Ayala | Prayer for Humanity

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Prayer for Humanity

by Isaac ben Ayala

"Prayer For Humanity" is a unique, multicultural tapestry of music. Native NYC pianist Isaac ben Ayala draws from his background in Baroque Harpsichord, Classical Piano, Composition and Jazz and diverse ethnic roots in this spiritual CD.
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Holá Benjy
9:51 $1.25
2. Reflections of Bilbao (Solo Piano)
1:51 $0.99
3. Monk You
9:03 $1.25
4. Nearing the Middle & Approaching the End, Pt. 1
0:46 $0.99
5. Prayer for Humanity (Solo Piano)
7:08 $1.50
6. Thursdays @ Smalls
7:25 $1.25
7. Nearing the Middle & Approaching the End, Pt. 2
1:43 $0.99
8. It's over Now
5:35 $1.50
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Isaac ben Ayala has worked with a huge assortment of great musicians, vocalists and entertainers. Some of the notable artists with whom he has performed/recorded include: Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, James Spaulding, Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Harris, David Berger & The Sultans of Swing, Winard Harper, Leon Thomas, Beethova Oba, Roy Hargrove, Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans and many more. Ayala was Principal Pianist of The Boys Choir of Harlem for three years and for two years earlier Jazz Pianist.

After earning a Harpsichord, Classical Piano and Composition Bachelors of Music from Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1991,
Ayala performed on the Cleveland, Ohio music scene. He served as Principal Pianist in The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. His "Swing Mikado" was commissioned by and performed at Cleveland's historic Karamu Theater (1993).

Three orchestral arrangements for The Preservation Hall Jazz Band were premiered at The Kennedy Center under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch (National Symphony Orchestra), Washington, D.C.

Film scoring and tracking includes: "Evening" (Merryl Streep/Glenn Close), Quincy Jones: In The Pocket (PBS Masters), "The Great Debater" (Denzel Washington and Forrest Whitaker). "Block Party" (Dave Chappelle), The Mark Twain Prize honoring Bill Cosby, Caroll Burnett and Billy Crystal. He arranged the music for Paul Pilliteri's "Immigrant Son" earning the Hudson Guild Theater Prize for Best Score 2019.

Ayala has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, throughout Europe, Russia, Sweden and Norway and currently lives in New York City.



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