Paul Keeling's Transcendent Piano Excursions
  • Edinburgh Fringe

The Californian pianist and composer's improvisational flights through bebop and beyond " sometimes highly structured, sometimes wild " are rhapsodic, heartfelt and boldly melodic. Whilst firmly grounded in the jazz traditions, the music reflects his multifarious influences, including classical choral music and even 70s rock. With two critically acclaimed albums and a nomination for Best Jazz Recording for the Western Canada Awards, Keeling is joined by effervescent drummer Stik Cook and driving upright bassist Ed Kelly in this highly interactive, empathic and intense trio.