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Detail from the cover art to Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson.
February 28, 2013 Many jazz standards are themselves about making lists. Here are five of them, including Louis Armstrong's take on "Let's Do It," Johnny Hartman's version of "These Foolish Things" and a classic reading of Jobim's "Waters of March."
Cyrus Chestnut performs on Jazz24.
October 3, 2012 One of contemporary jazz's most renowned pianists dazzles during his recent visit to KPLU's studios in Seattle. Watch Chestnut work magic throughout this three-song solo set.
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December 8, 2011 Nicholas Payton and Jimmy Heath also join this celebration in swing from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.
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Cyrus Chestnut (left) and Benny Green.
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January 1, 2011 Start out with two pianists who absolutely command their instruments. Give them a premier bassist and drummer. Then add guests like trumpeter Nicholas Payton and saxophonist Jimmy Heath — an elder statesman of the music — and it becomes a party.
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John Pizzarelli performs with John Bunch at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.
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October 16, 2009 The second set of music from Piano Jazz's 30th-anniversary celebration opens with a flurry of pianists, including Taylor Eigsti, Cyrus Chestnut and Kenny Werner. Teen jazz sensation Grace Kelly joins Piano Jazz host Marian McPartland for a performance of "Caravan," and pianist John Bunch joins the Pizzarelli brothers -- John and Martin -- to put an exclamation point on Set II of this all-star concert.
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January 15, 2009 Chestnut is a musical agent of sweet and serious soul. JazzSet celebrates Martin Luther King Day with a concert from the pianist, his quintet and vocalist Cynthia Scott at the Kennedy Center. The group performs a spiritual, hymns and gospel songs.
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September 4, 2008 Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and his Afro-Cuban band show some Miami style while pianist Cyrus Chestnut sets the direction for his show with the title "Spirituals to Swing." JazzSet mixes these two concerts from January 2008, recorded at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
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November 7, 2007 Chestnut knows how to conjure up a spirit of romance: Just listen to the jaunty jazz pianist's reinvention of "Love Me Tender" on his new CD, Cyrus Plays Elvis. It's a great example of how a gifted musician can take a sappy song and set it free.
October 7, 2007 Jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut and Elvis Presley aren't a likely pairing: Chestnut is one of the top pianists of a generation born many years after songs like "Love Me Tender" made Presley the king of rock 'n' roll. Hear an interview and performance from Studio 4A.
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December 23, 2003 Jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut's latest CD, You Are My Sunshine, is a bluesy, joyous reflection on the spiritual inspiration that propels his performances. He talks to The Tavis Smiley Show correspondent Tony Cox about his music and his faith. Hear full-length cuts from the Warner Bros. album.
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