New Release by Chris Neville
Pianist/composer Chris Neville has released his third recording for Evening Star. Songs We Like contains a mix of standards and originals including the debut of a new piece by Benny Carter: “Moonlight in Brazil.” Neville is joined by bassist James Cammack and drummer Marty Richards. The classically trained pianist, who was born in Boston in 1955, was something of a child prodigy, having enrolled in the New England Conservatory of Music at six. He later studied at Berklee and the University of Maine-Augusta. Neville has been a favorite of jazz audiences in the New England area, leading his own groups and accompanying such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Art Farmer, and Buddy DeFranco. In 1988, he began a long association with Benny Carter, touring and recording with the jazz legend for a decade until Carter’s retirement.
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