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Uri Caine

Uri Caine was born in Philadelphia and began studying piano with Bernard Peiffer. He played in bands led by Philly Joe Jones, Hank Mobley, Johnny Coles, Mickey Roker, Odean Pope, Jymmie Merritt, Bootsie Barnes and Grover Washington. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and studied music composition with George Rochberg and George Crumb.

Since moving to New York City Caine has recorded sixteen albums as a leader. His first two CD's “Sphere Music” and “Toys” paid homage to the great jazz pianists Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock. His third CD, “Urlicht/Primal Light”, featured arrangements of the music of Gustav Mahler and won the international “Composer's Hut” award for Best Mahler CD of 1997. In “Wagner in Venezia” , Caine arranged the music of Richard Wagner for a small ensemble playing live at the Café Quadri in St. Mark's Square, Venice. His next CD, “Blue Wail”, included original compositions for a piano trio and featured Ralph Peterson and James Genus. That same year while touring Uri recorded “Gustav Mahler in Toblach”live at the Gustav Mahler Festival in Toblach/Dobbacio, Italy. In 1999 he released “The Sidewalks of New York” a tribute to early Tin Pan Alley. In 2000 Caine released a version of Schumann's ‘‘Dichterliebe'' song cycle, “Love Fugue”, and a new version of “The Goldberg Variations”. In 2001, three new CD's were released-”Solitaire” for solo piano, Rio” , recorded live in Rio de Janiero with several groups, and “Bedrock3”, a trio featuring electric piano with Zach Danziger and Tim Lefebvre. In 2002 he recorded The Diabelli Variations an arrangement of Beethoven's Opus 120 for piano and orchestra with Concerto Koln. A new cd of Mahler songs, Dark Flame was released in 2003. “Live At The Village Vanguard “, was recorded there in 2004 and featured Drew Gress and Ben Perowsky. His most recent cd is “Shelf-LIfe” with Bedrock.

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Albums

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Szpilman
JMT Productions
2014
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Wagner e Venezia
Wagner e Venezia
Winter & Winter
2014
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Uri Caine: Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Uri Caine: Gershwin...
Winter & Winter
2014
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Rhapsody In Blue
JMT Productions
2013
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The Drummer Boy
JMT Productions
2011
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Siren
Siren
Winter & Winter
2011
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