From The Spirit

From the Spirit

The Bunny Beck Jazz Ensemble
Bunny Beck piano
Matt Blostein alto & tenor sax
Tom Hubbard acoustic bass
Ed MacEachen guitar
Vinnie Sperrazza drums

Release Date: May 27, 2014
Catalog #: BR8934
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century

Birdland. The Village Vanguard. The Jazz Standard. Just a few of the New York clubs that have saturated the city’s streets with the smooth sounds of jazz. Within this tradition, New York-native pianist and composer Bunny Beck presents seven cool and swinging original compositions as well as an arrangement of Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart” on her second release on Big Round Records, FROM THE SPIRIT. Featuring saxophonist Matt Blostein, guitarist Ed MacEachen, bassist Tom Hubbard, and drummer Vinnie Sperrazza, with Bunny Beck on piano, the Bunny Beck Jazz Ensemble highlights crisp and expressive improvisations while occasionally breaking into Latin rhythms. This album captures the relaxed and refined atmosphere emanating from those New York clubs.

Originally trained as a classical pianist, Bunny discovered her passion for jazz, and has studied with notable performers and composers including Lee Evans and Fernando Hernandez as well as with jazz legend Harold Mabern. Stylistically, Beck gravitates toward the sound and feel of Bud Powell, Wynton Kelly, and Sonny Clark.


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Bunny Beck

Bunny Beck


Jazz pianist and composer Bunny Beck comes from a long line of musicians. Her dad, Larry Sideman had a band that played hotels, her aunt was a vaudeville violinist, and her grandmother sang opera.