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Eldar Djangirov, who was already a promising pianist at a very tender age, was able to immigrate along with his parents to the United States in order to better develop his amazing talent. After he appeared on the nationally syndicated radio program Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz at the age of 12, he was already displaying formidable chops for one so young. ...See Full Description
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Eldar Album Track Listing
|1||Sweet Georgia Brown||3:21|| $0.99|
|2||Nature Boy||5:30|| $0.99|
|4||Point of View||6:55|| $0.99|
|6||Lady Wicks||5:00|| $0.99|
|7||Maiden Voyage||6:56|| $0.99|
|8||'round Midnight||6:21|| $0.99|
|9||Ask Me Now||4:15|| $0.99|
|10||Watermelon Island||5:38|| $0.99|
|11||Fly Me to the Moon||3:24|| $0.99|
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Great piano player. Would like to hear more original music from composer.
By berrier (San Bernardino, CA, USA)
This guy is unbelievable. It's great to know that there are outstanding young jazz musicians like eldar who will continue with the jazz tradition. Thank you.
By normanla (Dover, De. 19904)
||Technical Wizardry But Lacks Soul|
There is no doubt this young lad can play a piano fast. Very fast. And his classical training comes through loud and clear. I enjoyed the album, but felt at times like he was just trying to demonstrate just how many notes he could fit into one song. Immediately after playing this CD for the second time I played Jessica Williams' "Live at Yoshi's" and although both are trios, William's album felt as if all members of the trio were integrated and truly part of the whole. The members of Eldar's trio seemed at times to just be there to showcase Eldar. In Eldar's CD I never said to myself as I listened, "Wow, this is really beautiful music!" while I did many times while listening to the Williams album. It was a good album, but lacked the feeling of having soul and it was more like a piano exercise than real jazz. CWS
By CWSJR.SD (San Diego, CA USA)
Eldar is a true prodigy. I know that one hears that word bantered about frequently, but this is different. His technical facility alone puts him in a class by himself. But amazing chops are not all there is to this 18 yr old pianist. Although his influences may be Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner, he has already developed a unique voice on the piano. Years ago, young Eastern European musicians like Elgar would be gobbled up by a classical conservatory and he would be embarking on a classical career. It's refreshing to see someone like him embracing the Jazz tradition.
By j.sorce (Portland, OR USA)
||Its a little busy|
It seems a little bit busy. It's like he plays in fast forward 90% of the time. Its almost like he has improvisational ADD. In some of the songs there is so little of the original tune left I probably would not have known the songs were related if they were not titled. Maybe I just don't know enough about jazz. Art is meant to communicate alot of this album just seems to be about flaunting his genius and not about an particular emotional journey.
By commongirl (Paradox, CO, USA)
heard this album?
Eldar Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||6832376|
|Release Date||Mar 22, 2005|
|Producer||David Lai; David Lai|
|Recording Time||57 minutes|
|Personnel||Todd Strait - drums, percussion|
Eldar - piano, synthesizer
Also: Michael Brecker, John Patitucci
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