Canadian pianist and keyboard player Andy Milne has been based in the US since the early 90s, performing with Steve Coleman’s groups and with Cassandra Wilson, then leading his own quintet Dapp Theory, a band which combines jazz grooves with funk and hip-hop. His first solo piano record contains deeply considered re-workings of long-remembered pop/rock/folk/reggae classics (and three originals), reaffirming and expanding his creative process as a jazz improviser and questing musical personality. In terms of style, Andy cites a long list of keyboard heroes and mentors, from Tatum, Monk, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Nichols, Ahmad Jamal, McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock to Muhal Richard Abrams, Mulgrew Miller, Geri Allen, Kenny Werner and Brad Mehldau, not forgetting Glenn Gould or Stevie Wonder. There’s a two-handed creative alchemy going on here though that Andy has been working on since his summer at the Banff jazz workshop in 1990 under Steve Coleman’s leadership.
Andy Milne, piano
Compositions by Andy Milne (2, 7, 9), J. Mitchell (1, 10), Sting (3), B. Marley (4), N. Young (5, 8), Dylan (6)
Hybrid SACD (stereo/5.0), 24 bit/88.2K recording
【Dreams and False Alarms／Andy Milne／ハイレゾ】