BRADLEY YOUNG: A MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY
A brilliant pianist, arranger, composer and recording artist - Bradley Young is noted for his singular ability to reflect, in his playing, a startlingly comprehensive combination of historic influences. As a Jazz pianist, his hard swinging, blues drenched style reflects the entire history of Jazz piano, from Ragtime, to Stride, Boogie Woogie, Bebop and beyond.
Bradley has played with legendary artists such as Randy Brecker, Scott Hamilton, Art Farmer, Charles McPherson, Peter Erskine, Sam Most, Buddy Childers, Jack Sheldon, and Plas Johnson...as well as accompanist for many stellar vocalists like Sherry Williams, Ann Mack, Janis Mann, 6 time Grammy Award nominee Bili Redd, Barbara Morrison, etc...
His first recording under his own name, “Midnight Rhapsody”, has become a sought after collector’s item, as it has been long out of print. It was released on a small independent label, Omnibus Records, in 2001. The companion video for the title track was aired frequently on the international BET network, and was seen around the world, in the United States, South America, Australia, Asia, and Europe.
Bradley produced and recorded one of only two recordings Chet Baker ever did in Chicago...this one was recorded in May 1986, during Chet's last tour of the US, before his sudden and tragic death in Amsterdam in 1988, was finally released on European record label Enja Records in 2009...is called Chet in Chicago (by the way, a little trivia: the only other time Chet recorded in Chicago was in 1957, the record is called Stan Meets Chet w/ Stan Getz, produced by renowned impresario Norman Granz).