Three Stories

Artist: 
Eldar Djangirov
Non-Airable Tracks: 
n/a
Label: 
Masterworks Jazz
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Eldar Djangirov is a little known but supremely talented 24 year old Kyrgyzstani jazz pianist. Ok,maybe not little known since he had a contract with Sony before he was 18, coupled with the fact that he is incredibly prolific; this is his 13th album! But I digress. While Eldar is perhaps best recognized for his seamless meshing of classical music and jazz, such as his 2009 album Virtue showed, for Three Stories (his first solo piano album mind you) Eldar has decided to take on a different approach; although peculiarly enough these songs were recorded in sessions from back in 2009. While the title has multiple connotations I will start with the most literal. Three types of songs are played on this album: standards (see: “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin), classical (see: Air on a G. String by J.S. Bach), and original compositions. Then three stories also happens to be a term used for