Craig Taborn

Craig Taborn

 

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Craig Marvin Taborn (/ˈtˌbɔːrn/; born February 20, 1970) is an American pianist, organist, keyboardist and composer. He works solo and in bands, mostly playing various forms of jazz. He started playing piano and Moog synthesizer as an adolescent and was influenced at an early stage by a wide range of music, including by the freedom expressed in recordings of free jazz and contemporary classical music.

While at university, Taborn toured and recorded with jazz saxophonist James Carter. Taborn went on to play with numerous other musicians in electronic and acoustic settings, while also building a reputation as a solo pianist. He has a range of styles, and often adapts his playing to the nature of the instrument and the sounds that he can make it produce. His improvising, particularly for solo piano, often adopts a modular approach, in which he begins with small units of melody and rhythm and then develops them into larger forms and structures.

In 2011, Down Beat magazine chose Taborn as winner of the electric keyboard category, as well as rising star in both the piano and organ categories. By mid-2017, Taborn had released nine albums as leader or co-leader, and had appeared on more than ninety as a sideman.

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Avenging Angel
 
Avenging Angel is a solo piano album by American jazz pianist and composer Craig Taborn recorded in July 2010 and released on the ECM label.
Chants
 
Chants is a piano trio album by American jazz pianist and composer Craig Taborn, recorded in June 2012 and released on the ECM label.
Flaga: Book of Angels Volume 27
 
Flaga: Book of Angels Volume 27 is an album by pianist Craig Taborn, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Tyshawn Sorey which was released in 2016 on John Zorn's Tzadik Records as part of the Zorn's Book of Angels Series.
Craig Taborn Trio
 
Craig Taborn Trio is the debut album by American jazz pianist Craig Taborn.

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