The Knife Ben Winkleman Trio Jazzhead
Ben Winkelman, formerly of Melbourne and based in New York since 2010, has just released his fourth trio album, this one recorded in and inspired by New York. His first, Stomps, Pieces & Variations, appeared on Jazzhead in 2005. A national tour promoting the new album is under way this month.
Winkelman’s playing certainly has evolved since he moved to the US, but he remains interested in Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and klezmer music — the last a style of Jewish traditional music often played at weddings — as well as classical music, and incorporates these influences in his trio setting.
The 13 originals demonstrate Winkelman’s command of various jazz piano approaches: Silvia