George W. Russell, Jr. Trio

George W. Russell, Jr. Trio

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George W. Russell, Jr.'s performances range from solo piano, to a groove-oriented jazz trio, to a soulful, fresh-sounding ensemble that arouses the listener's intellect and touches the soul. His harmonically-rich chords have the ear of many jazz enthusiasts.

Biography

George has shared the stage with a number of legendary jazz artists including Bob Moses, Billy Pierce, Stan Strickland, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Semenya McCord, and Andy McGhee. His latest self-titled CD places George firmly on the radar and solidifies him as a fresh voice for Inspirational Jazz. He is joined by smooth jazz saxophonist Walter Beasley and the two come together for two unforgettable ballads. He has stretched his listeners ears for many years with harmonically rich chords and he included a cover of neo-soul songstress Jill Scott’s Golden. He and his music have also been honored and showcased at Jordan Hall’s Gospel Jubilee and he has taken part in the John Coltrane Memorial Concert at Northeastern University, MA. In addition, George has performed at the Cape Cod Jazz Festival and he has been featured on Sunday with Liz (Walker), a morning show on CBS.

Discography

Self-titled, 2006
The Pianist & The Poet, 2004
Sandra Dowe & The George W. Russell, Jr. Trio, 2003
Schlickness, 2001
Worship in the Style of "G", 2000
Communion, Vol. II, Hymns Plus, 1998
Communion, Vol. I, 1994
Jesus is the Cure, 1994

Set List

Sets range from all original material, to jazz standards, to covers.