Don Grolnick

Don Grolnick was a subtle and rather underrated pianist throughout his career, but his flexibility and talents were well known to his fellow musicians. Grolnick played in rock bands while a teenager but was always interested in jazz. He worked in the early fusion group Dreams (1969-1971), the Brecker Brothers (starting in 1975), and in the early '80s with Steps Ahead.

He has long been a busy session musician often utilized by pop singers. In the 1980s, Grolnick appeared in many settings including with Joe Farrell, George Benson, Peter Erskine, David Sanborn, John Scofield, Mike Stern and the Bob Mintzer big band. Don Grolnick is heard at his best on his 1985 debut, “Hearts and Numbers” (remastered and reissued in 2011 on Art of Life Records, www.artofliferecords.com), and on his two Blue Note albums, which have been reissued as a double-CD.

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Albums

Hearts and Numbers - featuring Michael Brecker
Hearts and Numbers -...
Art of Life Records
2011
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Medianoche
Nonesuch
2008
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The London Concert
The London Concert
Fuzzy Music
2005
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The Complete Blue...
Nonesuch
1997
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[no cover]
Weaver Of Dreams
Southport Records
1990
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[no cover]
Hearts And Numbers
Nonesuch
1985
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