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Pianist Rachel Z trained at the New England Conservatory before beginning her professional career as a performer with the likes of Al Di Meola, Larry Coryell and the fusion band Steps Ahead. She also worked with saxophonist Wayne Shorter on his Grammy-winning comeback album, High Life.
On this episode of Piano Jazz, Rachel Z performs original pieces, including “Gently Sleeps the Pear Tree” and “Artemisia,” and duets with host Marian McPartland in “Autumn Leaves.”
Originally recorded April 30, 1999.