It doesn’t seem right to think of him as an elder statesman but pianist and composer Marc Copland, now 73 years old, has been spinning out sounds like no other pianist since the mid-1970s.
For his exclusive solo concert at Triskel, Marc will also perform selections from his new solo album John, which is a homage to his long time friend and collaborator John Abercrombie. It is being extremely well-received by critics and already earned “CD of the Month” (Stereoplay, Germany), “Editor’s Pick (Downbeat, USA), “Choc” (Jazz Magazine, France), 4,5 Stars (All About Jazz, USA), 5 Stars (Rondo, Germany).
He is considered a player with a lyrical sense of touch, unique innovative harmonies, and a deep sense of swing. His output as a leader is staggering: over 40 albums, recorded for over 10 different labels, featuring major jazz voices of the past and present – John Abercrombie, Ralph Alessi, Joey Baron, Mike Brecker, Randy Brecker, Dennis Chambers, Mark Ferber, Drew Gress, Billy Hart, Dave Liebman, Victor Lewis, Joe Lovano, Greg Osby, Gary Peacock, Bill Stewart, Robin Verheyen, Ken Wheeler, etc. In the last decade, he was pianist for both Gary Peacock’s trio and John Abercrombie’s quartet.