(Beethoven-Haus| May 30, 2019)
Jason Moran began to play the piano at the age of six, but he gradually lost interest in the instrument until he heard jazz legend Thelonius Monk. Monk is still Moran’s musical role model – he not only reawakened Moran’s love of the piano, but also gave him the courage to innovate and question received ways of thinking. Jason Moran’s music is wonderfully touching. In it, an awareness of tradition and the urge for something new combined with sounds from the melting pot of New York.
Jason Moran – piano