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Just like the universe, New York Electric Piano (NYEP) is expanding. The original trio of pianist Pat Daugherty, bassist Tim Givens, and drummer Aaron Comess has doubled, adding 3 New York musicians: Leon Gruenbaum on his unique instrument the Samchillian, Till Behler on saxes and flutes, and the singer Deanna Kirk. After three instrumental releases that probed the Fender Rhodes electric piano sound their new release, King Mystery, features vocals, acoustic piano, and a diverse set of Daugherty originals that embrace jazz’s past while exploring its future.

It all began as NYEP played out their 2007 release Blues in Full Moon. Leon Gruenbaum, keyboardist with Vernon Reid and James “Blood” Ulmer, began showing up at the bands gigs. “Leon is one of my favorite players and I invited him to bring his ax and sit in,” Pat says. “He did and has never left!” In the early '90s Pat and Leon shared the piano chair at vocalist Deanna Kirk's NY restaurant, a jazz spot that was the center of a burgeoning scene....
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King Mystery
Buffalo Puppy Records
2008
Tracks: 10 to 11; The Black Hole, the Lasso and the Loophole; Why Are We Here?; The Wheel; Temple Tantrum; Fireblossom; Too New To Know; King Mystery; Hymn including; the beauty of ambiguity; Legend of Baj; I Shot the Deputy; Road to Newport.
Personnel: Pat Daugherty: pianos, vocals; Aaron Comess: drums; Tim Givens: bass; Till Behler: saxes and flutes; Leon Gruenbaum: samchillian; Deanna Kirk: vocals; Mal Stein: soundscape.

Blues in Full Moon
New York Electric Piano
Buffalo Puppy Records
2007
Tracks: Functuation; Hipnosis; Blues in Full Moon; Once Upon A Time; War is the New Peace; Satellite; Son of Thunderbolt; Divine Corners; Dancing Bear; Wanderer; Bounce This Puppy.
Personnel: Pat Daugherty: Fender Rhodes; Tim Givens: bass; Aaron Comess, drums.

War Oracle
New York Electric Piano
Buffalo Puppy Records
2004
Tracks: Drive the War; Thunderbolt; In The Beginning; Here in the Land; Sea Monster; Weapons of Mass Distraction; Balladeer; All the Colors; Prism Dance; Four White Men; Survival of the Fattest.
Personnel: Pat Daugherty: Fender Rhodes; Tim Givens: bass; Aaron Comess, drums.

New York Electric Piano
New York Electric Piano
Buffalo Puppy Records
2004
Tracks: Space Travel; I'll Take The Apple; Democrazy; Hidden Path; So Be It; Central Parker; Dreamboat; Split Three Ways; 13th St. Hummingbird; East Village Buffalo Puppy; Blues In Orbit; Last Soldier.
Personnel: Pat Daugherty: Fender Rhodes; Tim Givens: bass; Aaron Comess, drums.

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