Multi-award-winning Venezuelan pianist and composer Edward Simon celebrated his birthday with an evening of some of his most beloved music. On this special occasion, the pianist presented a program consisting of standards from North and South America and originals. Solo Live, the pianist's first solo album, captures a rare, intimate, and mesmerizing live performance by the award-winning pianist. Included on the album are a rendition of Strayhorn's Lush Life, two Thelonious Monk selections, Quinta Anauco -a gem by Venezuelan composer Aldemaro Romero, and Simon's original Country.
Recorded live at Piedmont Piano Co., in Oakland, Ca., on July 27th, 2019. Recorded on a Yamaha CFX piano. Produced by Edward Simon. Edward Simon -piano. Cover image: Untitled painting by Kimetha Vanderveen, 2018. Used by permission, all rights reserved.
Expected release: May 14, 2021