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34 year-old pianist Jason Moran has proven, after seven years on the estimable Blue Note Records, more than his brilliance as a performer. He’s established himself as a risk-taker, a seeker of new directions for jazz as a whole. Looking to the wider world of art for inspiration, Moran has found it in edgy 20th century painters like Jean-Michel Basquiat (check out “JAMO Meets SAMO” from Soundtrack to Human Motion, his 1999 debut as a leader, as well as… read more

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  • Great jazz musician wearing terrible hats
  • wow, he's great!
  • Amazing!
  • fans of Jason might like A Troop of Echoes - creative saxophone-driven instrumental rock http://atroopofechoes.com
  • This man is the man.
  • Incredible pianist. His tribute to Monk yesterday was brilliant.
  • great brain!
  • Jason Moran—now playing in the brandnew ➤ [group]j a z z | h a u s[/group] ➤
  • i saw him live a few years ago - brilliant musician. he started off accompanying a recording of the actual song he was using at the start of each piece and faded it out into just piano. hearing him play planet rock that way (and live) was phenomenal! light years above what he had recorded on modernistic.
  • he is a fantastic pianist, so crazy and genius!<3 Planet Rock, Jump Up and Breakdown are among his best tunes

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