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Rhapsody in Gershwin

The latest from Ted Rosenthal on Playscape Recordings

"Rosenthal gets Gershwin's sensibility (with) a classical pianist's reverence for the material and a jazz musician's way of running off with it."
- Kevin Whitehead, National Public Radio

"The concept of the all-Gershwin album has become a rite of passage for jazz pianists, and Ted Rosenthal exemplifies the best of that tradition. Then too, there's Mr. Rosenthal's prodigious imagination, which leads him to a modernistic trio adaptation of the complete "Rhapsody in Blue," where Mssr's Rosenthal, (bassist) Martin Wind, and (drummer) Tim Horner sustain interest for the whole 17 minutes of it."
- Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal

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Next appearances...

Nov 23, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
with Ann Hampton Callaway
54 Below, 254 West 54th St. NYC
http://54below.com/artist/ann-hampton-callaway/

Nov 28, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
with Ann Hampton Callaway
54 Below, 254 West 54th St. NYC
http://54below.com/artist/ann-hampton-callaway/

Nov 29, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
with Sherman Chamber Ensemble
Sherman Congregational Church, Sherman, CT
http://shermanchamberensemble.org/index.html

Full List of Shows

Ted Rosenthal

Recordings

Ted has released 15 critically acclaimed CDs as a leader, featuring his personal treatments of jazz standards as well as his original compositions.

Ted Rosenthal - Selected Discography

As a leader

Featured on...

  • A Tribute to Carl Jefferson-- Concord Jazz CCD-7005
  • The Gerry Mulligan Songbook-- Chiaroscuro CR(D)349
  • Thank You John-- Arkadia Jazz 70002
  • Thank You Gerry- Arkadia Jazz 71191

As a sideman with...

  • Gerry Mulligan -- Midas Touch: Live in Berlin -- Concord Jazz CCD-2169-2
  • Gerry Mulligan -- Dream a Little Dream -- Telarc CD-83364
  • Gerry Mulligan -- Dragonfly -- Telarc CD-83377
  • Jim Hall -- Youkali -- CTI R279480
  • Larry Coryell -- Fallen Angel -- CTI 67236-2
  • Dick Oatts -- Lookin' Up - Steeplechase
  • Ken Peplowski--Easy To Remember -- NagelHayer CD 2043
  • Ken Peplowski -- Maybe September --Capri Records
  • Ann Hampton Callaway-- Slow--Shanachie
  • Ann Hampton Callaway -- Blues in the Night --Telarc
  • Ann Hampton Callaway -- At Last --Telarc 83665
  • Ann Hampton Callaway -- Tribute to Sarah Vaughn --Shanachie
  • Randy Sandke-The Mystic Trumpeter--Evening Star Records ES108
  • Randy Sandke -- The Chase -- Concord CCD-4642
  • Randy Sandke -- Jazz For Juniors
  • Jay Leonhart Trio--Cool--Sons of Sound SSPCD022
  • Jay Leonhart--Rodgers and Leonhart-- Sons of Sound SSPCD015
  • Jay Leonhart -- The Music of Harold Arlen -- Groove Jam 97004
  • Jay Leonhart -- Galaxies And Planets -- Sons of Sound SSPCD008
  • Jay Leonhart -- Two Lane Highways -- Kado 19806-2
  • Brad Goode Quartet -- By Myself -- SteepleChase CD SCCD31506
  • Jazz Ambassadors -- JazzCity TKCB-70752
  • Greg Cohen -- Way Low - DIW 918
  • Michael Musillami--Those Times-- Playscape PSJ#J012603
  • Steve Gilmore -- Silhouette -- JazzMania JCD-6009
  • David Taylor -- Past tells -- New World Records 80436-2
  • Nadav Snir-Zelniker Trio --Thinking Out Loud -- OA2 Records 22070
  • Barbara Cook - Loverman --DRG-91520

Broadcasts

  • Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
  • NBC's Night Music with David Sanborn
  • Around New York on WNYC
Ted's recordings are featured below.. Click on the recording to order, listen to selected sound clips and more.

Shows

Ted Rosenthal - Projects and Programs

Ted Rosenthal Trio

Rhapsody in Gershwin An evening of Gershwin including Rosenthal's jazz trio arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue. Rosenthal's Rhapsody in Gershwin CD reached #1 in sales at iTunes and amazon.com
Rhapsody in Blue
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off

Out of this World - Jazz interpretations of the Great American Songbook - Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers, and more. Rosenthal's trio CD, Out of This World, on which this program was based, reached #1 on the national jazz radio charts.
Out of This World
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

Jazz Takes on the Classics Themes of Chopin, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and more “reimagined” for jazz trio. Featured on the Rosenthal's CD Impromptu.
June
Chopin Nocturne

The King and I Swings - Jazz interpretations of songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical, possibly adding vocals. Featured on the Rosenthal's CD The King and I.

A Jazz Holiday Christmas and holiday music with a jazz beat.
Featured on Rosenthal's CD Wonderland.
"Sleek, Chic and Elegant" - The Chicago Tribune
Winter Wonderland
Silent Night

Ted Rosenthal

Ted Rosenthal - Solo Piano

Programs featuring a mix of material: Standards, Ragtime and Stride, Improvisations on Classical Themes, Original Compositions and more. (Featured on the Rosenthal CD, "The 3 B's.")
I Loves You Porgy
Improvisation on theme from Beethoven's "Pathetique" sonata

Ted Rosenthal Quintet - "Images of Monk"

Rosenthal's suite of arrangements of Monk's music from his critically acclaimed CD.
I Mean You

Chamber Jazz - Ted Rosenthal / Ken Peplowski Duo

An eclectic mix of standards, swing and classical music for piano and clarinet.

Ted Rosenthal with Orchestra:

Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Link: http://tinyurl.com/m9g8py9
Gershwin - Concerto in F

Rosenthal - "Jazz Fantasy"
Link: http://tinyurl.com/m9g8py9

"Jazz Takes On The Classics"

  • Tchaikovsky - Theme from Symphony no. 5, arr. Rosenthal
  • Chopin - Waltz in C# minor (Samba) - arr. Rosenthal
  • Mozart - Fantasy in D minor - arr. Rosenthal
  • and more

Active Members - Ted Rosenthal Trio

Team 1

Martin Wind

Bass
Team 1

Tim Horner

Drums
Team 1

Noriko Ueda

Bass
Team 1

Quincy Davis

Drums

Ted Rosenthal Biography / Press Kit

Ted

Bio, Photos, Media Kit

Ted Rosenthal Biography


Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation. He actively tours worldwide with his trio, as a soloist, and has performed with many jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody.

Winner of the 1988 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, Rosenthal has released fifteen CDs as a leader. Rhapsody in Gershwin (2014), which features his arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue for jazz trio, reached #1 in jazz album sales at iTunes and Amazon. Wonderland (2013), was selected as a New York Times holiday pick, and received much critical praise: "Sleek, chic and elegant" – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune. Impromptu (2010), showcases his reimaginings of classical themes for jazz trio. "A serious listen to Impromptu will be a mind-changing experience...sit back and enjoy these wonderfully creative takes on ten compositions from the classical canon that have never sounded so cool." - Elliott Simon, AllAboutJazz

Rosenthal's solo album, The 3 B's, received 4 stars from DownBeat magazine. It features renditions of the music of Bud Powell, Bill Evans and his improvisations on Beethoven themes. "With this subtly provocative solo recital, Ted Rosenthal merges three very different streams of piano history, putting his personal stamp on all of them. In Rosenthal's hands all this music sounds as though it sprang from the same muse, and that's the sign of a skilled, imaginative artist." - David R. Adler, All Music Guide.

Rosenthal has also performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and Jon Faddis and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band. In addition, Rosenthal is the pianist of choice for many top jazz vocalists including Helen Merrill, Ann Hampton Callaway and Barbara Cook. He appeared on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio and performed with David Sanborn on NBC's Night Music.

Rosenthal's orchestral performances include solo and featured appearances with The Detroit Symphony, The Boston Pops, The Grand Rapids Symphony, The Rochester Philharmonic, The Pittsburgh Symphony and The Fort Worth Symphony.

A recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Rosenthal regularly performs and records his compositions, which include jazz tunes and large-scale works. He has also composed music for dance, including "Uptown," for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. "The Survivor," a concerto for piano and orchestra, has been performed by the Manhattan Jazz Philharmonic and the Rockland Symphony Orchestra, with Rosenthal at the piano. In 2011, Rosenthal premiered his second jazz piano concerto, "Jazz Fantasy," with The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony in New York City.

Rosenthal received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. Active in jazz education, he is on faculty and the Board of Trustees at Manhattan School of Music and also teaches at The Juilliard School. In addition, he presents jazz clinics throughout the world, often in conjunction with his touring. Rosenthal was a contributing editor for Piano and Keyboard magazine and has published piano arrangements and feature articles for Piano Today, The Piano Stylist and The Juilliard Journal.

Sheet Music

Download "Slippin' and Slidin'" - Ted Rosenthal

Recorded on "Rosenthology" - Lead sheet in PDF format

Download "Snowscape" - Ted Rosenthal

Recorded on "Wonderland" - Lead sheet in PDF format

Jazz Education

Ted is very active in jazz education and is currently on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School . In addition to teaching piano and ensembles, he has taught a variety of courses including improvisation, harmony/theory, composition and arranging. Ted has given workshops and master classes all over the world, often in combination with his performances.

Articles

Ted's articles on improvisation and piano arrangements have been published in The Piano Stylist, Piano Today, and Keyboard Workshop. He was a contributing editor for Piano and Keyboard Magazine.

Video

Click on the videos below and watch them on YouTube.

Ted Talks Music Education

Video interview with pianist Ted Rosenthal from The Jazz Cruise 2013

Love Walked In

From the recording "Rosenthology" - Ted Rosenthal Trio

Night And Day

From "One Night in Vermont" - Ted Rosenthal & Bob Brookmeyer

YouTubeBe sure to check out more videos from Ted Rosenthal on his YouTube channel.

Contact Ted Rosenthal

For bookings and other inquiries:

(RosyTea@aol.com)

Mailing Address

Ted Rosenthal
504 West 111th Street, #36
New York, NY 10025

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