The first time we met pianist Justin Kauflin he was in Seattle as part of the Seattle International Film Festival, which was showing a documentary about the friendship between the young Justin and veteran jazz trumpeter Clark Terry.
The movie is called Keep On Keepin’ On and if you haven’t seen it, you’re missing a lovely story. Mr. Terry has since passed on but Justin is still very much with us (he’s only 29, after all) and growing by leaps and bounds as a musician.
In this studio session hosted by Abe Beeson, the Justin Kauflin Quartet begins with the jazz standard, If I Should Lose You, and then takes us into his own compositional territory with Tempest and the extremely lovely Thank You, Lord.
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