June 24, 2024

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CD review: Bill Evans, Harvey Mason, Niels Lan Doky – Modern Standards – 2023: Video, CD cover

Together with Billy Cobham, Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, and Linley Marthe, Niels Lan Doky gave the audience at Louisiana a special treat at the Niels Lan Doky International Jazz Collective’s JAZZ/TAKEs series on 2020s Pop Hits at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Niels Lan Doky International Jazz Collective’s successful Jazz/Take series once again returned to Louisiana. Starting off with the Modern Standards Supergroup who hosted a program of Jazz/Takes on 2020s Pop Hits including songs by artists such as Black Eyed Peas, Shakire, Jason Derulo, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, and BTS The supergroup consists of Billy Cobham (drums), Linley Marthe (bass), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Bill Evans (saxophone) and Niels Lan Doky (piano).

Billy Cobham was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013. He came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 70s with trumpeter Miles Davis. Generally acclaimed as one of the greatest drummers of all time.

Linley Marthe has wowed audiences around the globe with his incredible musicianship, most recently with the Billy Cobham Band and previously with Joe Zawinul, Omar Hakim, Jean Luc Ponty and many others. 7x Grammy award-winning Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades (Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, etc.).

Saxophonist Bill Evans began his career at age 21 with Miles Davis. To date, he has recorded 26 solo CDs and toured with the biggest names in jazz. Aside from performing, arranging, composing, and producing music Niels Lan Doky has worked as a film director, author, venue owner, and speaker.

The international press have called him “the best pianist of his generation” and “one of the most important pianists that European jazz has given us in the last 45 years”.

01. Dixie Hop
02. Smells Like Teen Spirit
03. Sex Pots
04. Kiss from a Rose
05. Black Hole Sun
06. Hearts of Havana
07. Dancing Barefoot
08. Jean-Pierre

Bill Evans saxophone

Darryl Jones bass

Harvey Mason drums

Niels Lan Doky piano

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