Pianist Aron Ottignon has been staying busy. He's spent much of the last year touring with French pop act Woodkid and putting together his upcoming EP, Starfish. Around this time last year, we first heard that EP's title track. Now, Ottignon has dropped a new video for another single from Starfish, the hypnotically good "Waterfalls in Tanzania", what's probably the most replayable, super dope song he's dropped since "Happy Song" off 2006's Culture Tunnels. The video uses footage of Ottignon playing 40 different pianos throughout Europe in his brief respites while touring with Woodkid. It's a really cool video to match an even cooler song. Check it out after the jump.
It's another live show this week which I think came together rather well considering it was the sole purpose for me to emerge from my warm house and a constant binge of House of Cards (to which I returned promptly home after wrapping this show up and finished the third season at 3am) to make this week's show.
The Line-Up for 27 February 2015
We haven’t received this album yet but we’ve enjoyed Omer Klein’s work in the past so we figured this would be worth mentioning. The Omer Klein trio released its newest album, entitled Fearless Friday, today featuring bassist Haggai Cohen-Milo and drummer Amir Bresler. After four years with Ziv Ravitz in the drum chair, the young Bresler replaced him to become the fixed drummer in the trio. Check out the EPK as well as a video clip for the single “Yemen” below the jump.
You’ve certainly heard the expression “like a kid in a candy store”. But what about “like Robert Glasper at the Steinway factory”? Glasper recently earned his golden ticket to the promised land of piano makers having been named an official Steinway Artist, a slightly better deal than the one he got from Willy Wonka which he had to turn down. As a Steinway Artist, Glasper joins a roster of some of the most dynamic names in piano, including Lang Lang, Diana Krall, Jason Moran, and Harry Connick, Jr. Check out Glasper as he tours the Steinway factory, in preparation for the 2015 NYC Winter Jazzfest, below the jump.