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Few artists could record two albums over the course of one week in different musical genres, with disparate personnel, and at separate studios. Yet New York City-based pianist Eldar Djangirov has done just that, and proven himself musically ambidextrous as evidenced by two remarkable, self-produced recordings for his debut on the maverick, multi-Grammy® nominated Motéma Music this April and May.
Djangirov's Bach/Brahms/Prokofiev marks the pianist's second solo release, and his debut album in the classical genre. It expands, with fervor and finesse, upon the much-lauded classical pieces interspersed on Eldar's 2011 solo piano debut Three Stories. Chronological, it captures Bach's 1720s playfulness on "Partita #2 in C minor, BWV 826" and Brahms' 1870s harmony on "Eight Piano Pieces, Op. 76." Eldar, a native of the former Soviet Union, further showcases his roots through Prokofiev's "Sonata #7 in Bb major, Op. 83" from the 1940s.
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Eldar Djangirov's trio version of Monk's 'Round Midnight' makes CapRadio's 'Ear To Ear: Sweater Weather Swing'
It's getting darker earlier now and relaxing night time listening is aided greatly by the classic Thelonius Monk composition, "‘Round Midnight." This trio version from pianist Eldar Djangirov is truly like stepping into a dream. Bassist John Patitucci and drummer Todd Straight lend a superb backing, but it's hard to keep the focus away from Djangirov's virtuosic playing. Soothing to say the l...
Montreal Chamber Music Festival presents Eldar Trio
The Montreal Chamber Music Festival presented Grammy-nominee Eldar Djangirov and his trio. Djangirov has been described by The New York Times as "a blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess," while Downbeat stated that "his command of his instrument is beyond staggering." Eldar came to the U.S. from the former Soviet Union at age 10 and was signed to Sony Masterwork...
Steve Weingart and Eldar Djangirov, NAMM jam on Night in Tunisia
Steve Weingart and Eldar Djangirov having an impromptu jam of the over the changes to Night in Tunisia at this year's NAMM show. Steve playing the Privia PX-5S and Eldar on a PX-560. Watch the attached video. The New York Times described the New York based pianist and Grammy-nominated artist Eldar Djangirov as "a blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was...
Brian Gnojek plays Eldar Djangirov's Clarinet Quartet arrangement of Blackbird
A note-for-note transcription from the bonus track of Eldar Djangirov's 2007 album "Re-Imagination. Brian says; "I've loved Eldar's version since the first time I heard it and have spent the past 10 years on and off trying to put it in a format I could play it." Check out the original here: I could only get it to about 85% of his tempo. If only I could have the...
Eldar Trio set for Woodstock's 'Jazz at the Maverick'
The Eldar Djangirov Trio ( Raviv Markowitz on bass, and Eric Doob on drums) are set for Woodstock NY - Jazz at the Maverick on Saturday, July 29. Djangirov (john-'gear-ov) was signed to Sony Masterworks at the age of seventeen, the young pianist from Kansas City was already well known for his prodigious bebop tradition. Along the way, he has had the good fortune to work with jazz masters Dr. Billy T...
Eldar set for the Bridge Jazz Festival at Troy Savings Bank / Albany Times Union
Eldar spends time bridging the gap between jazz and other forms of music. The Bridge Jazz Festival, which bridges the cities of Albany and Troy in the presentation of national jazz acts, is the pianist's next stop. His trio will play Friday night at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. The show will consist of songs picked from his previous albums, such as "Virtue," "Breakthrough" and his latest, "World Tou...
Casio Artist Program highlights ELDAR for January
Casio America, Inc., a leading innovator of electronic musical instruments, is delighted to highlight for January 2017 the remarkable pianist Eldar Djangirov, as part of its Artist Program. Casio's Artist Program looks to assist both aspiring and established musicians by providing multiple levels of support including the best tools available to musicians, allowing them to easily fulfill their love an...
ELDAR at Namm 2017
The New York Times described the New York based pianist and Grammy-nominated artist Eldar Djangirov as "a blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was all the more impressive for seeming so casual... an ebullient impressionist." Dr. Billy Taylor said, "Eldar Djangirov's playing shows brilliancy, complexity, and discipline... he's serious a...
Eldar Djangirov set for 'Peterson Concert Series' / Greenwich Sentinel
The talented pianist Eldar Djangirov will perform at Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. as part of the Peterson Concert Series. Eldar will be accompanied by bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Eric Doob. When Eldar Djangirov (pronounced john-‘gear-ov) was signed to Sony Masterworks at the age of 17, the young pianist from Kansas City was already well known for his...
Eldar Djangirov brings another strong perofrmance to DPAS / Reading Eagle
The force of nature that is pianist Eldar Djangirov was bestowed on the Berks County community once again, this time by Reading Area Community College's Downtown Performing Arts Series in the Miller Center for the Arts on Saturday night. Eldar has performed both as a soloist and with his trio three times as part of Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest. This time, in place of his usual trio, he performed with...
Eldar makes Napa Valley debut@City Winery / Napa Valley Register
Watching his nimble fingers race up and down the keyboard gives rise to comparisons of other pianists, earlier times. Some feel the young man's dexterity and ability to improvise remind them of early 20th century jazzman Art Tatum. Others bring up bebop greats and make comparisons to jazz legends Horace Silver and Dave Brubeck. "It's important for me to be myself before I emulate someone else," said 28-y...
Eldar Djangirov Trio plays 'Nighttown' TONIGHT!! / Cleveland, OH
Virtuoso pianist Eldar Djangirov brings in his trio to Nighttown! TONIGHT Wednesday October 9. Rounding out the trio is Armondo Gola-bass & Ludwig Alfonso-drums, and they will be playing music from their brand new CD on Motema records "Breakthrough"....
Eldar Djangirov Trio plays the 'We Always Swing Jazz Series'@Murray's in Columbia, MO
"Good Jazz" has always played a big part of what they do at Murry's. From the outset – whether played as recorded or a live music – jazz has been the music our customers hear. Like the restaurant the live music presentations heard live – has evolved. Murray's initial affiliation with National Pastimes Productions allowed them to present local jazz artists regularly and touring artis...
Eldar Djangirov plays solo@The Deer Head Inn/Delaware Water Gap: PA
Eldar Djangirov plays solo@The Deer Head Inn/Delaware Water Gap: PA TONIGHT!! Friday, October 4, From 7:30 to 10P. The New York Times described the New York based pianist Eldar Djangirov as "a blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was all the more impressive for seeming so casual... an ebullient impressionist." Dr. Billy Taylor said, "E...
Pat Martino & Eldar Djangirov team up for Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia
Guitarist, Pat Martino & Pianist, Eldar Djangirov play Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia: TONIGHT!! & Tomorrow - Friday and Saturday September 27-28.
When the anesthesia wore off, Pat Martino looked up hazily at his parents and his doctors. and tried to piece together any memory of his life.
One of the greatest guitarists in jazz, Martino had suffered a ...
Eldar Djangirov breaks new creative ground with his latest release re-imagination
Eldar, the young jazz piano phenomenon who Billboard calls "astonishing" and the Washington Post hails as a "prodigious talent," breaks new creative ground on re-imagination, his forward-looking third album for SONY BMG Masterworks On re-imagination Eldar fully explores his talent as a composer. His rapidly evolving personal style defines every aspect of the project, from the bold originality of...
Eldar Djangirov's Bach/Brahms/Prokofiev Is KDFC's CD of the Week
Eldar Djangirov's Bach/Brahms/Prokofiev makes this week's KDFC(San Francisco) CD of the Week. marks the pianist's second solo release, and his debut album in the classical genre. It expands, with fervor and finesse, upon the much-lauded classical pieces interspersed on Eldar's 2011 solo piano debut Three Stories. Chronological, it captures Bach's 1720s p...
All About Jazz: Djangirov generates enough energy to power an entire city block on 'Breakthrough'
"Point Of View Redux"-the eight-minute-long opener on pianist Eldar Djangirov's Breakthrough-doesn't exactly say it all, but it says a hell of a lot. A firmly delivered flourish flies through the air in the opening seconds, a rollicking riff sets things in motion as titan-like technique powers the warp-speed explorations that follow, things take a bluesy turn for a spell, and Djangirov generates ...
Eldar Djangirov Is On HUFFPOST Radar
Eldar Djangirov Is On: HUFFPOST Radar with new 'Breakthrough' CD. The NYC based Pianist actually does a Bo Jackson here simultaneously releasing Bach/Brahms/Prokofiev, working both the jazz and classical side of the street. READ THE FULL ARTICLE....
Eldar Djangirov releases Classical and Jazz projects simultaneously
"A sparkling command of the instrument." - Chick Corea "An uncompromising clarity of rhythm, timing and sound that is pure light."
Jan Vogler, Dir., Moritzburg Chamber Music Festival
Grammy® Nominated Pianist Eldar Djangirov has just released his new Jazz Trio recording and his solo Classical debut on Motema. Few artists could record and self-produce&...