Yves Dorison / CultureJazz

And I Love Her

Any trio of Marc Copland’s is going to be an entity comprised of not simply a pianist, but of a magical rhythm section which devotes itself to constantly surprising forms of musical alchemy. It fully exploits harmony and textures, always looking for all the hidden possibilities of a composition. Displaying an unusually high level of listening, the three musicians here continuously swap roles, displaying amazing flashes of spontaneity. Total masters of improvisation, these three experimenters will reveal at the turn of a phrase tonal colors of deep opulence. There are no egos quarreling here; it is crystal clear that interplay is their driving force, developing a common sensibility that gives their music a rare expressiveness. To convince yourself, listen to their version of “Cantaloupe Island”, or their “Love Letter” from John Abercrombie, or the Beatles track that lends  its name to the album. In short, listen to this recording that demonstrates, once again, the great talent of these three musicians who together intoxicate the listener with sublimely unexpected lines. They reach depths which resonate mysteriously in the ear, they shimmer and plunge you into a rather indescribable musical space.
Pinch us, we’re dreaming! Indispensable, totally.

Apr 21 2023

Someday – Space, elegance and heartiness are all at the forefront

The stupendous sound of American pianist Marc Copland is only matched by his immense creativity and originality. For this quartet session, recorded for his own label, the pianist teams up with bassist Drew Gress, a longtime partner in many musical voyages, and two new additions: Belgian-American saxophonist Robin Verheyen and ...
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Mar 23 2023


Si potrebbe dire che Marc Copland sia un artista dalla doppia vita. Partito come sassofonista con ottime collaborazioni in qualità di sideman, tra cui Chico Hamilton, Cameron Brown e Jeff Williams e John Abercrombie. Insoddisfatto dei limiti armonici del suo strumento, a metà degli ’70 anni, il giovane Copland lascia ...
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Feb 27 2023

“One of today’s great pianists….Fresh, powerful, sensitive: this is without doubt one of the best quartet recordings in recent memory.”

Marc Copland, at 74 years old, has nothing more to prove. He’s played with the greatest, recorded superb discs and is recognized as one of today’s great pianists. He can play music free of any constraints, and choose his preferred partners. His old friend Drew Gress is on bass here, ...
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Feb 9 2023

“A dream musical partnership, and as always with Marc Copland: exciting!” Jazz Thing

Next stop for the restless adventurer Marc Copland: after his interlude with violinist Mark Feldman, the pianist is back with saxophonists, with whom he has a soulmate-like connection--because that was his original instrument. The first was the Frenchman Jean-Charles Richard (L'etoffe des Reves, La Buisonne) and now it’s the Belgian ...
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Dec 9 2022

Music is magic in this group’s hands, and Marc Copland is the master magician – AllaboutJazz

Marc Copland is a former saxophonist who found his instrument artistically confining for the purposes of expressing his vision. So he called on his childhood piano training (synaptic memories intact) to make the switch to the keyboard. The results have been magic. His artistry with the 88s is second only ...
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Dec 1 2022

Interview The New York City Jazz Record

Marc Copland has been creating vital music for more than 40 years and the pianist is arguably at the very top of his game. He is most well known for his long associations with bassist Gary Peacock and guitarist John Abercrombie, issuing several game-changing albums on ECM. Copland is a ...
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