Clifford Korman

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Born: March 14    Primary Instrument: Piano

An accomplished jazz pianist and highly regarded educator and researcher, Cliff Korman has developed numerous jazz projects featuring Brazilian and American musicians and presenting a variety of original compositions and arrangements. His understanding of the diversity of sound, instrumentation and harmonic patterns of Brazilian music of the twentieth century enables him to continuously explore the complex interconnections that link the music of the Americas. His recording Migrations (Planet Arts Recordings, 2005) has garnered critical acclaim from Jazz Times, Cadence Magazine and Ben Ratliff in The New York Times....
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SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY As Leader “Migrations” (Planet Arts, 2004) Cliff Korman and the Brazilian Tinge “Bossa Jazz” vol 1. 2 (independent, 2006, 2001) “Gafieira Dance Brasil” (independent, 2000) Brazilian Ballroom dance w/ Paulo Moura "Mood Ingênuo: Pixinguinha Meets Duke Ellington” (Jazzheads, 1999) duo w/ Grammy Award winner Paulo Moura As Arranger/Producer “Entre Amigos” (Chesky 2003) Pairs Brazilian vocalist Rosa Passos with American bassist Ron Carter “The Feeling’s Back” (Chesky 1999) Chuck Mangione with Brazilian/Latin grooves “Blue Bossa” (Chesky 2001) Brazilian vocalist Ana Caram “I Thought About You” (Chesky 1997) Jazz vocalist Christy Baron As Sideman W/ Astrud Gilberto “Jungle” (2002) Temperance” (Pony Canyon, 1997) w/ Toninho Horta “Foot On The Road” (Verve Forecast)

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