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  • Darrell Grant (2003)

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    Darrell Grant, performer, composer and PSU professor, has built an international reputation as a stellar pianist and versatile musician. A gifted artist whose four previous recordings have topped jazz charts, Darrell explores the lyricism and soul of songs with beauty, joy and passion. He has appeared on major concert stages from the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall to the Monterey, Telluride and San Francisco Jazz Festivals. He has been a guest on Marian McPartland’s "Piano Jazz" on NPR and toured internationally with many jazz legends
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Keith Jarrett Shades Southern Smiles (Impulse)
    # 2 Horace Silver Finger Poppin' Cooking at the Continental (Blue Note)
    # 3 Hank Jones Tiptoe Tapdance It's Me, O Lord (OJC)
    # 4 Lyle Mays Street Dreams August (Geffen)
    # 5 Geri Allen Twenty-One In the Middle (Blue Note)
    # 6 Billy Childs Twilight Is upon Us Twilight Is upon Us (Hip Pocket)
    # 7 Tony Williams Neptune: Creatures of Conscience The Story of Neptune (Blue Note)
    # 8 Darrell Grant The New Bop Water Dreams, Part 2: Agua Profunda (Criss Cross)
             
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    Luxury Item A horse
    Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
    Alt 1 Chick Corea Three Quartets N/A (Stretch)
    Alt 2 Don Grolnick Hearts and Numbers N/A (Hip Pocket)
    Alt 3 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles N/A (Blue Note)
    Alt 4 Wynton Marsalis Mr Gone N/A (Columbia)
    Alt 5 Weather Report Mr Gone N/A (Columbia)
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    10 Feb
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    06 Jan
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    17 Feb
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    17 Mar
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