No Child’s Play – Joey Alexander

This article was published in German at PianoNews, 2015. Every once in a while, the established suggestion of long labored and ardent efforts behind true mastery, fall short in explaining the emergence of a true talent, (Ausnahme Talent) appearing out of seemingly nowhere. Excited by a glimpse of such true genial capacity to mastermind the most intricate challenges instantaneously, innate and with the most natural appeal, we can’t help ourselves, but to allow this...
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Donal Fox – Playing With the Classical Imperative

When pianist/composer and improviser Donal Fox appeared live on WQXR’s All Ears With Terrance McKnight in 2013, classical music’s agenda, addressing its cultural divide, was tangible on air. As rare as it may be for a classical musician to improvise in jazz and Latin American vocabulary, it is probably even more unusual for a jazz musician to be at home with the classics. Improvising in the classical style with a pianistic technique that knows...
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