Jazz pianist Gerald Clayton is an adept, Grammy Award-winning improviser and composer with a bent toward post-bop and straight-ahead jazz. In addition to his own recordings and those with the Clayton Brothers, his playing has helped to shape a number of high-profile jazz projects including Roberta Gambarini's Easy to Love, Diana Krall's From This Moment On, and Roy Hargrove's Earfood to Ambrose Akinmusire's When the Heart Emerges Glistening and Terri Lyne Carrington's Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue. His own trio dates, including 2009's Two Shade and 2011's Bond: The Paris Sessions (with bassist Joe Sanders and drummer Justin Brown) established his reputation as both a composer and arranger of great skill. That group expanded with the release of 2013's Life Forum on Concord to include saxophonists Logan Richardson and Dayna Stephens, ...
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