The incredible Christian Sands celebrates his recently released, "Be Water," with the core trio from that date of bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Clarence Penn in a Smoke Jazz Club live stream. Sands’ piano promise was recognized from a young age and his teachers have included Dr. Billy Taylor, Dave Brubeck, Jason Moran, and Vijay Iyer. He gained wide acclaim after Christian McBride added him to his group Inside Straight where he stayed for six years. The New York Times says, “Sands is already known as one of the most commanding pianists of jazz’s young generation, a gospel-infused technician with contemporary sensibilities and a deeply rhythmic approach.” Downbeat calls him, “an imaginative composer, a clever arranger and a skillful technician with a fluid style.” This trio promises a special evening as WBGO.org raves about “the effortless hookup Sands has with bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Clarence Penn.”
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