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Rachel Z On Piano Jazz

May 9, 2014

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Pianist Rachel Z trained at the New England Conservatory before beginning her professional career as a performer with the likes of Al Di Meola, Larry Coryell and the fusion band Steps Ahead. She also worked with saxophonist Wayne Shorter on his Grammy-winning comeback album, High Life.

On this episode of Piano Jazz, Rachel Z performs original pieces, including "Gently Sleeps the Pear Tree" and "Artemisia," and duets with host Marian McPartland in "Autumn Leaves."

Originally recorded April 30, 1999.

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Set List

  • "Gently Sleeps The Pear Tree" (Nicolazzo)
  • "Artemisia" (Nicolazzo)
  • "Footprints" (Shorter)
  • "What's Your Story Morning Glory?" (Lawrence, Webster, Williams)
  • "Autumn Leaves" (Kozma, Mercer, Prevert)
  • "Bodhisattva" (Nicolazzo)
  • "A Room Of One's Own" (Nicolazzo)
  • Improvisation
  • "All The Things You Are" (Hammerstein, Kern)

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