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Jason Moran

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: January 21, 1975    

Jason Moran

Since his formidable emergence on the music scene in the late 90s, jazz pianist Jason Moran has proven more than his brilliance as a performer. The Blue Note Records recording artist has established himself as a risk-taker and innovator of new directions for jazz as a whole.

In almost every category that matters—improvisation, composition, group concept, repertoire, technique and experimentation—Moran, and his group The Bandwagon— with bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits— have challenged the status quo, and earned the reputation as “the future of jazz.”...
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    Ten

    Blue Note Records
    2010
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    Artist In Residence

    Blue Note Records
    2006
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    Same Mother

    Blue Note Records
    2004
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    The Bandwagon

    Blue Note Records
    2003
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    Modernistic

    Blue Note Records
    2002
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    Black Stars

    Blue Note Records
    2001
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    Facing Left

    Blue Note Records
    2000
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Featured recording “Ten”

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Ten

Blue Note Records (2010)
”Although he has the facility to play with breathtaking fleetness, his uniqueness traces to his refusal to be locked into predictable, bebop-based patterns.” —The Los Angeles Times

“Moran is like no other pianist at work. His improvisations are dynamic, eruptive, keyed to the compositions at hand.” —Village Voice

“When Jason Moran performs with his trio, Bandwagon, these days, he engages in a ritual that befits one of the most independent minds now working in jazz.” —The New York Times

“Of course, countless other jazz musicians have tried to reinvent eras past, including the elliptical 1960s, with varying degrees of success...

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