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James Weidman: Spiritual Impressions (Inner Circle)

Spiritual Impressions finds journeyman pianist James Weidman wading through the deep waters, alternately troubled and joyful, of African-American spirituals. He imbues these gems with driving grooves, some intriguing reharmonizations and bracing solos. All serve to freshen up enduring pieces that remain deeply meaningful to so many. Weidman, best known as a sideman with the likes … Read More “James Weidman: Spiritual Impressions (Inner Circle)”

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James Weidman: Three Worlds

Pianist James Weidman calls his new album Three Worlds in reference to the variety of contexts brought together on the disc-a quintet with trombonist Ray Anderson and clarinetist/alto saxophonist Marty Ehrlich on the frontline, a mellower quartet with vibraphonist Jay Hoggard, and a few offerings from the pared-down piano-trio format. At the core of all … Read More “James Weidman: Three Worlds”

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