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"To have been included by Todd Horton with the likes of John Coltrane, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner and Bobby Timmons is quite an honor in itself, then to be represented by two formidable artists, who both participated in my own evolutional history is remarkable as well. The feelings that come from these two chosen compositions, “The Great Stream”, performed by Jim Ridl, and “A Portrait of Diana”, performed by Ron Thomas are unique, maybe because the themes themselves not only remind me of countless moments throughout their past performances, but even more, how they both generously provide a canvas for these artists to create their individual paintings upon. Their interpretations are superb! I’m proud to remain connected not only with Ron and Jim, but also with all the other artists included in this project."   - Pat Martino

“This project offers an opportunity for music lovers to appreciate and enjoy the composing skills of Philadelphia’s Jazz Legends, played by talented pianists.” - Jimmy Heath


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JAZZADELPHIATM Volume 1: The Piano

In the popular imagination, “Philadelphia” represents independence, history and freedom, the cradle of American ideals. It‘s no surprise, then, to find such a rich Jazz tradition there, as well as a vibrant and pulsating community of Jazz musicians in the present. This recording is the first in a series of recordings that honors and showcases the gifts of those musicians. It is the starting place of a larger project called JAZZADELPHIATM, produced solely by Todd Horton.



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