10 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The album art shows Goldberg sitting at the Village Vanguard’s piano, and there's a certain amount of Bill Evans (who famously recorded in that venue) to be heard here, even if The Now was recorded in a proper studio. Goldberg’s free-flowing music is filled (like Evans’) with left-turn surprises, fragile melodies, and surging dynamics. Backed by drummer Eric Harland and bassist Reuben Rogers, the pianist sounds like he’s finding his way through the jungle on thoughtful originals and jabs and parries on Charlie Parker’s “Perhaps.” He sounds almost Radiohead-like on Chico Buarque’s “Trocando Em Miudos.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

The album art shows Goldberg sitting at the Village Vanguard’s piano, and there's a certain amount of Bill Evans (who famously recorded in that venue) to be heard here, even if The Now was recorded in a proper studio. Goldberg’s free-flowing music is filled (like Evans’) with left-turn surprises, fragile melodies, and surging dynamics. Backed by drummer Eric Harland and bassist Reuben Rogers, the pianist sounds like he’s finding his way through the jungle on thoughtful originals and jabs and parries on Charlie Parker’s “Perhaps.” He sounds almost Radiohead-like on Chico Buarque’s “Trocando Em Miudos.”

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2:47
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2:48
6:22
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About Aaron Goldberg

Pianist and composer Aaron Goldberg is an adept jazz musician, blessed with a harmonically advanced aesthetic palette and a bent toward thoughtful modern creative improvisation. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1974, Goldberg started playing piano around age 12 and gained early experience studying in high school with such luminaries as Bob Sinicrope and Jerry Bergonzi. Initially, Goldberg studied at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music before enrolling at Harvard, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1996. Since leaving Harvard, Goldberg has performed and recorded with a bevy of hard-hitting artists including guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, saxophonist Joshua Redman, and vocalist Madeleine Peyroux, as well as Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. As a leader, he debuted with Turning Point (1999), followed by Unfolding (2001), Worlds (2006), and Home (2010). In 2015, Goldberg released his fifth studio album, The Now, which showcased his trio featuring bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland. ~ Matt Collar

  • ORIGIN
    Boston, MA
  • GENRE
    Jazz
  • BORN
    1974

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