VisionQuest Community Orchestra
Inspirational Jazz Set
The Message. Musical drama.
The Message 2012. Musical drama.
Sounds Like: Thelonious Monk, Cecil Taylor, John Coltrane, Bud Powell, Charles Gayle
Bio: Born into a musical family, Michael Gayle began playing piano at the age of five in his parents living room. His early years in Buffalo, New York were spent performing in church and listening to great artists who came to the city, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Lukas Foss, Michael Tilson Thomas, a...See Full Bio
“Ian Nagoski of the Baltimore City Paper calls Michael Gayle a “versatile and firey pianist.” From the High Zero Festival: brilliant improvising Monk-esque pianist whose music contains the secrets of the classical and jazz tradition, as well as freedom and imagination rarely heard on the instrument. Michael's approach blends spirituality and intelect through an intense warmth and application to the instrument.””
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