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Green Light

by Vlad West

Vlad West is a jazz pianist with a very original style, both in his playing and his writing. Born and raised in Russia , he had extensive classical training, was a professional from an early age. This CD will certainly hold your interest throughout.
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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1. Ring for Swing
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2. Robins' Dream
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3. No Hard Feelings
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4. Red Carpet
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5. M.F.
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6. Gypsy Doll
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7. Green Light
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8. Someone Is Waiting for You
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9. If Clouds Will Disappear
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10. Autumn Bells
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11. O.G.
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12. Up to You
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13. Never Too Late for Roses
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Vlad West is a pianist with a very original style, both in his playing and his writing. His constantly inventive piano playing and his colorful originals certainly hold one’s interest throughout.
The opener, “Ring For Swing,” has a tricky melody that he plays effortlessly. The performance, which hints in spots at Thelonious Monk, is concise and effective. “Robins’ Dream” is atmospheric, has the feel of classical music, and covers a variety of different ideas. On “Red Carpet,” Vlad West digs into a blues, infusing the music with some impressive double-time runs. On “Up To You,” the pianist quotes both “’Round Midnight” and “Epistrophy,” combining aspects of the two Thelonious Monk pieces in his own very individual way.
Throughout his career, Vlad West has consistently shown that he is a musician well worth paying close attention to. Green Light is his latest accomplishment.
Scott Yanow, jazz critic and author of 11 books on jazz.

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Harry Watters, LA radio promoter

I was impressed by what I heard.
I just listened to your music, and my favorite is “Ring For Swing.” … I was impressed by what I heard.
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Scott Yanow, jazz critic and author of 11 books on jazz.

Well worth paying close attention to.
Throughout his career, Vlad West has consistently shown that he is a musician well worth paying close attention to. Green Light is his latest accomplishment.
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Budd Kopman, jazz critic, All About Jazz

Vlad West: Green Light (2015)
The cumulative effect at feels like a history lesson of jazz piano playing styles, including locked hands, exposed repeated dissonance, ballad playing, classical style, funky, walking bass, "string" accompaniment, harsh playing, pretty playing and quotes ("Bye, Bye, Blackbird," "Oh My Darling, Clementine"). It is all there to enjoy.
…Furthermore, that which was shocking before (the very high level of keyboard technique, musicianship and advanced harmony, contrasting with a quite harsh electronic rhythm section) has been intensified, so it must now be heard as West's modus operandi..
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