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Before embarking on her musical career, NYC based jazz pianist and composer Leslie Pintchik taught English literature (as a teaching assistant) at Columbia University, where she also received her Master of Philosophy degree in seventeenth-century English literature. While in graduate school, she decided to change course in an effort to give music a larger place in her life. After some years of study, jam sessions and local restaurant gigs, Leslie surfaced on the Manhattan scene in a trio with legendary bassist Red Mitchell at Bradley's. Red chose Leslie (along with guitarist Scott Hardy) for the warmth and powerful interplay he heard in their music, after hearing a tape of them playing together as a duo. Red Mitchell wrote “Leslie Pintchik and Scott Hardy play miraculous music - in tune in all ways. And you can quote me on that.”...
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    In the Nature of Things

    Pintch Hard Records
    2014
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    We're Here To Listen

    Pintch Hard Records
    2011
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    We're Here To Listen

    Self Produced
    2010
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    Leslie Pintchik: Quartets

    Ambient Records
    2008
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    Quartets

    Ambient Records
    2008
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    Quartets

    Ambient Records
    2007
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    So Glad To Be Here

    Ambient Records
    2005
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In the Nature of Things

Pintch Hard Records (2014)

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Nov01 Leslie Pintchik Trio
Jazz at Kitano
New York, NY
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”Leslie Pintchik and Scott Hardy play miraculous music - in tune in all ways. And you can quote me on that.” --Red Mitchell

“I love the CD. The very first sound kept my attention All the Way. I loved the tunes and I loved the playing.” --Jim Hall (about an earlier demo CD entitled Completely)

“Pianist Leslie Pintchik’s playing urges the same kind of reflection in her listeners that she uses to make things sparkle. Just check the reserved but gorgeous version of 'Happy Days Are Here Again' on her new album, Quartets.” --Timeout NY

“... an adept interpreter of American Songbook classics and a composer of beautifully melodic tunes.....

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