NOAH HAIDU - DOCTONE
Cat. no: SSC1595
Release Date: 30th October 2020
Pianist Noah Haidu has etched out an uncompromising identity as a pianist and composer by balancing cutting edge songwriting with stirring improvisations. On ‘Doctone’, Haidu reaches a new level of self-expression while exploring the work of one of his major influences, the late Kenny Kirkland.
As Noah writes in the liner notes: “Doctone is the first recording dedicated entirely to Kirkland’s original music. I view Kenny as the most unique composer and pianist of his generation. Because he died young and avoided the spotlight, his brilliant compositions have been overlooked for too long.”
Personnel: Noah Haidu (piano & keyboards), Billy Hart (drums) , Todd Coolman (bass) plus guests: Steve Wilson (alto & soprano saxophone), Gary Thomas (tenor saxophone), Jon Irabagon (tenor & soprano saxophones), Dan Sadownick (percussion)
Tracks: Doctor of Tone / Midnight Silence / Blasphemy / Steepian Faith / Dienda I / Dienda II / Mr. J.C. / The Tonality of Atonement / Chambers of Tain / Fuchsia / Chance