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Artist’s Choice: Joey Calderazzo on Current Jazz Pianists

Jason Moran, Geri Allen, Brad Mehldau and more

Danilo Pérez

These are six pianists that I feel are in the tradition of the music but have always searched outside of the tradition, pushing and trying to find their own unique style and voice, whether that be through writing, arranging, playing, improvising or instrumentation. They’re thinkers. These aren’t necessarily their best performances, but the things I like about these players are in these recordings.

Charlie Haden

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