From: Jazz Promo Services
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Featuring Ratzo Harris – bass
David Lopato Trio
Gene Jackson – drums Sat., April 9, 8pm
University of the Streets
130 E. 7 St.
DAVID LOPATO – “Many Moons” (GLOBAL COOLANT 01) Street DATE: March 01, 2011
“Many Moons” is a highly eclectic collection of twelve original compositions spanning three decades of writing, distilled through the medium of solo piano. The styles range from Harlem stride to blues, ballads, bebop, bluegrass, avant-garde improvisation and prepared piano, yet there is a common thread throughout: a love of textural and harmonic richness and a very personal approach to the entire tradition of creative improvised music.
Pianist/composer David Lopato has performed his own compositions extensively throughout the world. As a composer he has received multiple grants from the N.E.A., New York Foundation for the Arts, Meet the Composer, The Beards Fund and a Fulbright Fellowship to study Javanese Gamelan in Surakarta, Indonesia, where he lived for a year.
“an inventive and resourceful pianist…his compositions never faltering for a second.” New York Times “Lopato’s stylistic range and technique are prodigious” Downbeat Magazine