CD 2102
If Not Now
Paul Kirby Trio

Paul Kirby - piano
Martin Zenker - bass
Mark Taylor - drums

01 Square Pegs
02 If You Want Joy
03 Just One Of Those Things
04 Floating Through The Sun
05 You Stepped Out Of A Dream
06 YSK
07 Long Ago And Far Away
08 If Not Now
09 Southbridge Queen
10 Blues For Jaki
11 Beatrice

Recorded September 2013 at Audioguy, Seoul, South Korea.

“The Edinburgh pianist is making a huge reputation for himself with his intelligent and highly musical take on hard swinging, always exciting modern jazz”.
Edinburgh Festival Review

“Kirby’s touch, whether in vigorous Spanish dance mode, Bach-influenced intricacy or Bill Evans-like reflection,was hugely impressive”. The Glasgow Herald

Paul Kirby is a genuine East-West musician, having firmly established his musicianship throughout Europe, the Far East and North America.  His playing and writing draws deeply from the tradition of swinging, melodic jazz with inspiration also coming from music he hears on his travels. This debut album reflects some of his wide ranging influences and showcases his current trio with German bassist Martin Zenker and English-born, New York-based drummer Mark Taylor.

Paul is currently Professor of Piano at Paekche Institute of the Arts, South Korea. As well as teaching and composing, Paul performs constantly with both local and touring musicians across South Korea, Japan, China and Mongolia, and throughout Europe.  He has also employed his global ties in various multicultural collaborations, including bringing a group of outstanding young Korean jazz musicians to the Edinburgh Jazz Festival for the inaugural Paul Kirby East-West concert.

Paul was born in Scotland in 1981 and has played piano since he was eight. After first studying mathematics at Cambridge University, he won a prestigious Dewar Arts Award in 2009 and took a Masters in Music degree at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, studying with Stanley Cowell, Jason Moran and Kenny Werner amongst others. Paul has toured and collaborated on recordings with some of the world’s best modern jazz instrumentalists including Herb Geller, Jesse Davis, Jim Snidero, Billy Hart, Tim Armacost, Ken Peplowski, Valery Ponomarev, Vincent Herring and Eric Alexander.

Price 14.99 EURO


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