Rhapsody in Gershwin
Rhapsody in Gershwin
The 3 B's
Calling You
Out of this World
My Funny Valentine
My Funny Valentine
The King and I
The King
and I
One Night in Vermont
One Night in Vermont
The 3 B's
The 3 B's
Recital Hall
Images of Monk
Images of Monk
New Tunes New Traditions
New Tunes New Traditions
Calling You
Calling You

Each of Ted's fifteen albums is featured below, with selected sound clips. You can also view a selected discography of his recording credits. CD Ordering Information

Rhapsody in Gershwin:

with Martin Wind - Bass, Tim Horner - Drums

"Complex rhythms, lightning-quick runs, distinctive harmonization, melodic fluency and inventive improvisations make Rhapsody in Gershwin a refreshing approach to classically familiar material." - Elliott Simon, NYC Jazz Record

  1. Rhapsody in Blue
  2. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
  3. Fascinatin' Rhythm
  4. I Loves You Porgy
  5. They Can't Take That Away From Me
  6. Strike Up The Band
  7. Someone To Watch Over Me
  8. Love Walked In

Playscape Recordings

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with Noriko Ueda - Bass, Tim Horner - Drums

The imagination and creativity that flows from the mind of pianist TED ROSENTHAL through his fingers to a piano keyboard is unlimited. Wonderland is one of the best Christmas season recordings to come along in many a year. It is both a terrific album for the holiday season, and a great jazz album. - Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz
  1. Winter Wonderland
  2. Silent Night
  3. Angels We Have Heard On High
  4. The Christmas Song
  5. Dance of the Reed Flutes, from Nutcracker Suite
  6. Greensleeves
  7. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  9. Sleigh Ride
  10. Let It Snow
  11. Snowscape

Playscape Recordings

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Out of this World:

with Noriko Ueda - Bass, Quincy Davis - Drums

Out of This World reached #1 in Jazz Radio Airplay, November, 2011.

"Rosenthal's harmonic and rhythmic re-imaginings demonstrate how familiar standards can (still) be treated with verve and vibrancy." - Jazz Times
  1. Out of This World
  2. So In Love
  3. Have You Met Miss Jones
  4. Gershwin - Prelude No. 2
  5. Embraceable You
  6. People Will Say We're in Love
  7. Lotus Blossom
  8. How Long Has This Been Going On
  9. Cry Me a River
  10. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

Playscape Recordings

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with Noriko Ueda - Bass, Quincy Davis - Drums

"The sound was maddeningly familiar. A beautiful ballad melody spelled out by a pianist with perfect mastery of the legato line - the widely spaced notes leaning one into the next, the voice leading in the left hand, the little pools and eddies of ornamentation - was supported by brushes and bass. Surely this was a standard I just couldn't recall. Those rhythms seemed to imply the syllables of written words. But it was Chopin's Nocturne in F minor, played by the Ted Rosenthal Trio on their new CD Impromptu (Playscape)." Jon Garelick - Boston Phoenix
  1. Ballade in G Minor (J. Brahms)
  2. Nocturne in F Minor (F. Chopin)
  3. Impromptu in G Flat (F. Schubert)
  4. June (P. Tchaikovsky)
  5. Traumerei (R. Schumann)
  6. Presto (J.S. Bach)
  7. O mio babbino caro (G. Puccini)
  8. Intermezzo in B Flat Minor (J. Brahms)
  9. Fantasy in D Minor W.A. Mozart)
  10. Theme from Symphony No. 5 (P. Tchaikovsky)
Playscape Recordings
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My Funny Valentine:

with George Mraz - bass, Al Foster - drums

  1. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
  2. My Funny Valentine
  3. Alone Together
  4. Lover Man
  5. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
  6. Don't Explain
  7. Autumn Leaves
  8. I Fall In Love Too Easily
  9. Summertime
  10. Falling In Love With Love
  11. 'S Wonderful

Venus Records
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The King and I:

with George Mraz - bass, Lewis Nash - drums

"Rosenthal, a reliably elegant and expressive pianist, is joined by the always lyrical bassist George Mraz and first-call drummer Lewis Nash. Their approach to these classics is both respectful and creative. All told, this is a beautiful, tasteful, thoroughly engaging session—it's essential for fans of the show, and highly recommended for those who enjoy jazz trio playing at its best."-- Dr. Judith Schlesinger, All About Jazz.com
  1. My Lord and Master
  2. Shall We Dance
  3. I Have Dreamed
  4. I Whistle a Happy Tune
  5. We Kiss in a Shadow
  6. Getting to Know You
  7. Something Wonderful
  8. March of the Siamese Children
  9. Hello, Young Lovers

All songs by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

Venus Records
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One Night in Vermont

“Rosenthal and Brookmeyer’s One Night in Vermont is a stunning album complete with all of jazz beloved nuances." - Celeste Sunderland, All About Jazz

"Brookmeyer and Rosenthal spread mood, melody and warmth throughout… one of the best jazz albums of the year (2004)." - Owen Cordle, Raleigh News and Observer

"Brookmeyer is in top latter-day form and Rosenthal -- an ideal partner harmonically and rhythmically -- is a very tasty, inventive soloist. One of the most human recordings I've heard in a long time - there are two souls up there, talking and singing." -- Larry Kart

  1. Night and Day..(Cole Porter)
  2. Embraceable You..(Gershwin)
  3. Yesterdays . . (Jerome Kern/Otto Harbach)
  4. Darn That Dream..(Jimmy van Heusen/Eddie Delange)
  5. How Deep is the Ocean . . (Irving Berlin)
  6. What's New . . (Bob Haggart/Johnny Burke)
  7. All the Things You Are . . (Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II)

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"The writing and playing exude a confidence that guarantees he can execute any lick he writes or hears-and it will swing. Rosenthal's poise rubs off on his four colleagues: Dick Oatts, alto and soprano sax; Brian Lynch, trumpet; Johannes Weidenmüller, bass; John Riley, drums. "True Blue" boasts an expanded trill figure that descends like water swirling down a sink with superb laid-back control. Rosenthal's title tune is a contemplative melody for piano and soprano sax, heightened by Rosenthal's obbligato weaving throughout Oatts' pensive statement. "Bar Hopping" begins like a film running fast-forward until it finds a comfortable, way-up groove. The whole album is like this: high-powered soloing, excellent charts. There's even room for humor: the spirals of "True Blue" are reprised and "Monk's Dream" is envisioned in 7/8-even the stride coda." --Harvey Siders, Jazz Times, Feb. 2004
  1. True Blue . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  2. Bar Hopping . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  3. While We're Young ..(A. Wilder)
  4. Bambi . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  5. Royal Horse . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  6. Expressions . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  7. Gone With the Wind . . (Magidson/Wrubel)
  8. Come Rain or Shine . . (Harold Arlen)
  9. Monk's Dream . . (Thelonius Monk)
  10. True Blue . . (Ted Rosenthal)

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The 3 B's

Ted Rosenthal, Solo Piano

The 3 B's, on Playscape Recordings, is Ted's latest release. Ted masterfully plays the works of Bud Powell, Bill Evans and Beethoven weaving in and out of musical styles and genres.

"The liner notes Bill Evans wrote for his 1963 recording Conversations With Myself, perhaps imply that a solo piano effort can be a very private musical communication with a listener. This is very true with the newest CD released by Ted Rosenthal entitled The 3 B's. Rosenthal demonstrates his abilities to be more than capably conversant in the jazz dialect and specifically in the language of Bill Evans, Beethoven, and Bud Powell. While listening to this CD, one has the impression that Rosenthal is talking directly to the listener about the music he is performing and something about his impressions of Beethoven, Bill, and Bud... Rosenthal's level of technique and musicianship is top notch and brings new and refreshing interpretations of jazz standards. Perhaps the most thought provoking part of The 3 B's however, is Rosenthal bringing to light speculation of what Beethoven might have sounded like had jazz existed in 18th/19th century Europe. Perhaps more likely and realistically, Rosenthal is merely demonstrating that Beethoven's music is truly timeless and travels well wherever and whenever it goes...The recording quality of The 3 B's is excellent with clarity and crisp, clean sound. This is a recording of very high merit and is a highly recommended addition to any jazz CD collection."

--Craig W. Hurst, JazzReview.com
  1. I Loves You Porgy . . (Gershwin-Heyward-Gershwin)
  2. Tempus Fugit . . (Bud Powell)
  3. Improvisation on Beethoven's "Pathetique" Sonata, 2nd Movement ..(arr. © Ted Rosenthal)
  4. Turn Out The Stars . . (Bill Evans/Gene Lees)
  5. Wail . . (Bud Powell)
  6. I'll Keep Loving You . . (Bud Powell)
  7. Improvisation on Beethoven's "Pathetique" Sonata, 3rd Movement . . (arr. © Ted Rosenthal)
  8. Waltz For Debby . . (Bill Evans/Gene Lees)
  9. Celia . . (Bud Powell)
  10. Parisian Thoroughfare . . (Bud Powell)
  11. Improvisation on Beethoven's Sonata Op. 109, 3rd Movement . . (arr. © Ted Rosenthal)
  12. Tea For Two . . (Caesar/Youmans)

Playscape Recordings

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The Ted Rosenthal Trio

ThreePlay, on Playscape Recordings, features Dennis Irwin on bass and Matt Wilson on drums. This highly interactive yet swinging trio present a varied program of Rosenthal originals as well as his personal treatments (derangements) of "A Sleepin' Bee", "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" and "Let's Cool One". The focus on Rosenthal's original compositions adds special interest to the CD. His lyrical moods show through on "Madeiran Nights" and "Forever Young" while influences of Monk and Tristano reveal themselves on the quirky "Eye On Monk" and the highly charged "Back Up". The rich variety of material performed with swinging abandon and sensitive lyricism gives ThreePlay an unusually wide scope.
  1. A Sleepin' Bee . . (Harold Arlen/Truman Capote)
  2. Eye On Monk . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  3. Madeiran Nights..(Ted Rosenthal)
  4. Let's Cool One . . (Thelonious Monk)
  5. Forever Young . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  6. New Theme . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  7. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off . . (George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin)
  8. Sisters. . (Ted Rosenthal)
  9. Back Up. . (Ted Rosenthal)

Playscape Recordings

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The Ted Rosenthal Trio

Ted leads a stellar trio on Rosenthology, (CCD-4702) from the Concord Jazz label. The intuitive, interactive playing from the members of his trio -- Mike Formanek on bass and Billy Drummond on drums -- produce a fascinating program of standards, jazz classics and original material. The standards undergo what Ted refers to as "deranging," which is basicallly taking a tune, dismantlying it, reharmonizing parts, and presenting it in a new way while maintaining its soul. A genius of reharmonization, Ted transforms familiar standards like "Love Walked In" and "Strike Up The Band" into wholly original works. This adventurous spirit is evident throughout the disc. Rosenthal's dazzling technique and creative imagination make Rosenthology worth studying.
  1. Love Walked In . . (George Gershwin)
  2. Snowscape . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  3. Slippin' and Slidin' . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  4. Will You Still Be Mine? . . (Matt Dennis)
  5. Wow . . (Lennie Tristano)
  6. Strike Up The Band . . (George Gershwin)
  7. Primrose Path . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  8. All The Things You Are . . (Jerome Kern)
  9. The Scene Is Clean (Tadd Dameron)
  10. The Gig (Herbie Nichols)
  11. Someone To Watch Over Me (George Gershwin)
  12. Over The Bars (James P. Johnson)

Concord Records

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Ted Rosenthal at Maybeck

Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume 38

There's no better setting in which to hear a pianist than solo at Maybeck Recital Hall. With a fantastically eclectic repertoire (from James P. Johnson to J.S. Bach), virtuoso technique and fertile imagination, Ted's first solo outing, Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume Thirty-Eight (CCD-4648), illustrates that there is seemingly nothing that he can't do when seated at the piano.

"Rosenthal musters considerable flair, power and beauty... scores big with two-handed artfulness, ideas galore and abundant technique."
-- Nancy Ann Lee, Jazz Times

"One of the best (Maybeck's) I've heard. A pianist of rare insight and personality. I am particularly taken with his lovingly historical grasp of jazz piano's panoply. A super CD."
-- Richard Palmer, Jazz Journal
  1. It's All Right With Me . . (Cole Porter)
  2. Long Ago And Far Away . . (Jerome Kern-Ira Gershwin)
  3. Lennie's Pennies . . (Lennie Tristano)
  4. Better You Than Me . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  5. You're A Joy . . (Tad Dameron)
  6. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring . . (J.S. Bach)
  7. Drop Me A line . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  8. 117th Street . . (Herbie Nichols)
  9. Gone With The Wind . . (Herbert Magidson-Allie Wrubel)
  10. Hallucinations . . (Bud Powell)
  11. You've Got To Be Modernistic . . (James P. Johnson)

Concord Records

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Images of Monk

Ted's Images of Monk debut CD on Concord's Jazz Alliance label features him as arranger, composer and performer. Ted's suite of Monk's music showcases his highly original treatments of Monk compositions arranged for a sextet featuring Brian Lynch, Dick Oatts, Mark Feldman, Scott Colley and Marvin "Smitty" Smith.

"Rosenthal sutures colorful swatches of Monk into an evocative and seamless suite... (he) establishes himself as one of jazzdom's most accomplished pianists and arrangers/composers. (One of my) top ten jazz CD picks for 1993."
-- Chuck Berg, Jazz Times

"(Images of Monk) has a remarkable freshness... For anyone wanting a new and interesting persepctive on Monk, a perspective with creativity and wit, this is it... Monk would have been proud..."
-- Ian Martin, The Jazz Report
  1. Brilliant Corners-Opening . . (Monk)
  2. I Mean You . . (Monk)
  3. Ruby My Dear . . (Monk)
  4. Brilliant Corners-Interlude No. 1 . . (Monk)
  5. Blues Medley (Misterioso/Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are/Five Spot Blues/Straight No Chaser/Blue Monk) . . (Monk)
  6. Let's Call This . . (Monk)
  7. Trinkle, Tinkle . . (Monk)
  8. Panonica . . (Monk)
  9. Brilliant Corners-Interlude No. 2 . . (Monk)
  10. A Reasonable Doubt . . (Rosenthal)
  11. R and R? . . (Rosenthal-Monk)
  12. Brilliant Corners-Epilogue . . (Monk)

Currently out of print

New Tunes New Traditions

Ted Rosenthal Trio

Ted's debut CD, New Tunes, New Traditions, released in 1990, features Ron Carter, Billy Higgins and Tom Harrell. The CD, which includes five Monk compositions and showcases Ted's talents as a composer and arranger with five original compositions, was received with wide critical acclaim.

"The music comes over refreshingly well-paced, professionally turned, and good-humoredly flash-free." -- Fred Bouchard, JazzTimes
  1. San Francisco Holiday (Worry Later) . . (Thelonious Monk)
  2. N.T.N.T. . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  3. Roll Down, Roll On . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  4. Valse Desesperee . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  5. Rhythm-A-Ning . . (Thelonious Monk)
  6. 'Round Midnight . . (Monk/Williams/Hanighan)
  7. Let's Call This . . (Thelonious Monk)
  8. Hackensack . . (Thelonious Monk)
  9. New light . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  10. Straight Beyond . . (Ted Rosenthal)

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Calling You

Ted's second CD, Calling You, includes Eddie Gomez, Dave Weckl, Donald Harrison, Kevin Eubanks and Bobby Hutcherson.

"Creativity and inspired soloing make this CD a winner."
-- Alex Henderson, L.A. JazzScene
  1. Calling You . . (Bob Telson)
  2. Sea Song . . (Jim Pugh)
  3. Groove Control . . (Ted Rosenthal)
  4. Para los Papines . . (Orlando Lopez)
  5. La Soiree dans Grenade (Estampes, No. 2) . . (Claude Debussy)
  6. Bijou . . (Ralph Burns)
  7. Model A . . (Ted Rosenthal)


To order CDs (signed on request):
Rhapsody in Gershwin, Wonderland, Out of This World, Impromptu, One Night in Vermont, The 3 B's, ThreePlay, Rosenthology, Live At Maybeck Hall, and New Tunes New Traditions, can be ordered by sending a check or money order for $20 each, $25 for foreign orders, (includes shipping) to:

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

© Ted Rosenthal 1999 - 2013