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Darrell Grant

Pianist Darrell Grant's second album as a bandleader is called The New Bop, a title that sums up his simultaneously backward-looking and forward-thinking aesthetic. Grant is steeped in the traditions of bop and post-bop jazz, but he also has a thorough knowledge of both R&B and straight pop (he's worked as musical director for both Little Anthony and Lesley Gore) and a cerebral, Bill Evans-like edge to his soloing that suggests a working knowledge of 20th century classical composers as well. All of these influences combine into a style that's solidly traditional but doesn't smack of Wynton Marsalis-style conservatism.

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Discography

  1. 1993Black Art

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