Ryndak seasons a blend of "wonderful" into his mix of eleven original, world beat infused jazz tunes
A warm thank you to all who attended
the release celebration concert for
A Wonderful Thing and to the sponsors:
As a composer it is gratifying to be
really heard and understood and appreciated. I am glad I was able to
share my music with all those involved in this project, especially the
outstanding musicians and my loving family.
Rob Ryndak, piano
Ruben Alvarez, auxiliary percussion
Geof Bradfield, saxophone
Sasha Brusin, guitar
Rob Calhoon, bass
Tito Carrillo, trumpet & flugelhorn
Victor Gonzalez, Jr., congas
Rob Kassinger, bass
Art Sherrod, Jr., saxophone
Andrew Sole, drums
℗ 2013 Rob Ryndak • Pacific Coast Jazz
"A Wonderful Thing is full of subtle surprises, excellent writing and colorful solos ... Ryndak's most rewarding recording to date."
--Scott Yanow, author of Bebop, The Jazz Singers, Jazz On Film, and Jazz On Record 1917-76
Chicago-based pianist/composer Rob Ryndak's A Wonderful Thing may be of interest to both our Chicago readers and Latin Jazz listeners due to the presence of percussionists Victor Gonzalez Jr. and Rubén Alvarez (both of whom were part of Chuchito Valdes' Live in Chicago recording, which was nominated for a Latin GRAMMY this year) and trumpeter Tito Carrillo, a prominent member of Chicago's Latin Jazz scene.
"Rob Ryndak is one of the finest contemporary jazz pianists performing ... Ryndak knows how to make his piano sing a fine jazz tune, and he is one of the tops in his field, sensitive, stylish, innovative, sharing and enjoyable." --Lee Posser, JazzReview.com