Mark Levine And The Latin Tinge

MARK LEVINE AND THE LATIN TINGE OFF AND ON Grammy nominee and The Jazz Piano Book author Mark Levine’s latest offering, Off and On, celebrates the songbook of revered Brazilian composer Moacir Santos, and features the same buoyant band interplay Levine has become known for. From the simmering opener “Nana,” (featuring impressive flute work by Mary Fettig), Levine displays a commanding technique, and an impressive harmonic conception — he steps easily between hard-bop, Horace Silver-esque piano fills, and convincing Latin montunos. And on Kathy, he grooves with the authenticity of a native Brazilian, demonstrating that this potent pianist and author indeed practices what he teaches. Off and On is worth putting on your music player of choice. (Left Coast Clave, marklevine.com )
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MARK LEVINE AND THE LATIN TINGE

OFF AND ON
Grammy nominee and The Jazz Piano Book author Mark Levine’s latest offering, Off and On, celebrates the songbook of revered Brazilian composer Moacir Santos, and features the same buoyant band interplay Levine has become known for. From the simmering opener “Nana,” (featuring impressive flute work by Mary Fettig), Levine displays a commanding technique, and an impressive harmonic conception — he steps easily between hard-bop, Horace Silver-esque piano fills, and convincing Latin montunos. And on Kathy, he grooves with the authenticity of a native Brazilian, demonstrating that this potent pianist and author indeed practices what he teaches. Off and On is worth putting on your music player of choice. (Left Coast Clave, marklevine.com )