Eldar Djanirov, 18-year-old virtuoso pianist, covers all styles

A review of a recent concert and album by Eldar Djanirov by Jazz Police opens:

Close your eyes and listen to the piano. McCoy Tyner? Ahmad Jamal? Herbie Hancock? Oscar Peterson? A little Bill Evans and Fred Hersch? Are you really hearing such diverse influences coming from one piano, one pianist? Wait… it’s none of the above, but a creative melding of many voices and unending ideas. Open your eyes. Who is that kid on the bandstand?

It goes on to describe the rich talents of this young performer, who entered the public eye aged just 12, winning several prizes along the way.

It also reviews his first album.

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Read the full article: New Master Chef at the Piano—Eldar at the Dakota