Craig Taborn is an award-winning pianist, bandleader, and sideman. His technical skills, intellectual curiosity, and stylistic versatility have earned him collaborations with a range of recognized masters in contemporary jazz. From his professional debut with the James Carter Quartet as a student, Taborn branched out to include synthesizers and organ, and subsequently drew many musicians into his orbit. His distinctive style -- as evidenced by his ECM debut, Avenging Angel, in 2011 -- is informed by jazz masters of the instrument from Duke Ellington and Cecil Taylor to Thelonious Monk, Ran Blake, and Sun Ra. His approach to polyrhythmic invention and expansive harmonic reach -- the latter counterintuitively expressed with a judicious use of economy -- is always focused; he refuses to draw attention to himself. 2017's Daylight Ghosts (one ...
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