Born: December 20, 1960 Primary Instrument: Piano
Ladies and Gentlemen: The New York music scene is a hot bed for musical talent, and with the rise of the internet and the emergence of the independent artist new and fresh voices are finally getting a chance to be heard. Case in point, jazz pianist Daryl Johnson a talented composer arranger with a penchant for creatively crossing styles and genres bringing about fresh and original jazz compositions.
2004 witnessed the release of From the Inside the debut offering featuring six of Daryl's original compositions and a reflective solo piano rendition of You Don't Know What Love Is. From The Inside enlist bassist Lonnie Plaxico and drummer Lionel Cordew, prominent musicians whose sidemen activities list Cassandra Wilson, Mike Stern, Jeff Lorber, and Steve Coleman to name a few.Mr Johnson also brings on former mentors Warren Smith (marimba) and Andrei Strobert (drums) along with on the rise new comer Andrew Lamb (sax).The CD is an eclectic mix of Post-Bop and Contemporary Jazz written, arranged and produced by Daryl Johnson....