Three pianists in the prime of their careers were featured in one concert at the 2016 Jazz Port Townsend. Gerald Clayton, George Colligan and Taylor Eigsti each took a turn to play two tunes, a ballad and a burner with Harish Raghavan on bass an Matt Wilson on drums round out the trio in each case. The concert was recorded for Jazz Northwest on 88.5 KNKX and will stream at knkx.org at 2 p.m. Pacific this Sunday, October 2.
Though not wildly divergent in styles, the three pianists demonstrate a range of contemporary jazz piano styles. The first two provide fresh interpretations of mostly familiar music by Ellington, Strayhorn and Wayne Shorter, and Taylor Eigsti contributes an original composition.
All three pianists have many CDs as sideman and as leaders of their own groups and all three were members of the faculty of the week-long Jazz Workshop that precedes Jazz Port Townsend on the last week of July annually.
Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced for knkx by Jim Wilke. The program airs at 88.5 knkx at 2 p.m. each Sunday and streams simultaneously at knkx.org. After broadcast programs are archived for streaming on demand at jazznw.org.