Jazz great Dr. Billy Taylor, was the first to give air play to Joel’s first jazz album, “MOVE”, which was reissued in Japan.
A contemporary of Bill Evans, Joel has entertained 5 presidents, has been a pianist/bandleader for thousands of events, and has performed at concert venues in New York, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Japan and Greece. NYC venues include: Windows On The World and The Rainbow Room.
Joel Zelnik — Live At Steinway Piano Gallery ... CD
Think (Japan), 2010. New Copy .... $16.99 24.99
A great recent recording from pianist Joel Zelnik – the player who's probably best remembered for his rare 60s session Move! Joel still sounds great here – working in tight trio formation with a groove that's openly lyrical, and nicely swinging – lots of those forward-thinking moments we remember from before, but with a new sort of sensitivity that's mighty nice – more than enough to get him ranked right up there with some of the better-known aging piano talents of his generation recording today – like Steve Kuhn or Denny Zeitlin! Titles include Dream Dancing, Turn Out The Stars, The Opener, Old/New Waltz, You've Changed, and How Deep Is The Ocean
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