Bill Charlap

Bill Charlap

For more than a decade, pianist/bandleader Bill Charlap has been forging a solo career characterized by hard-swinging brio, eloquence and a rigor-meets-romance musical sensibility. With his fine long-term working trio of bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, he has released five superb albums for Blue Note Records—CDs celebrating the American songbook tradition, the songs of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein, and George Gershwin—that have afforded him an increased visibility as one of jazz’s foremost pianists. His latest, LIVE... more