I wrote up Joey Alexander, the 13-year-old Indonesian jazz prodigy pianist earlier this year. Joey just released a new album, Countdown (Apple Music)(iTunes), The last time I wrote about Joey, I explained that he is more than just technically proficient. He also plays with his heart. You can hear that even more in the new album. This album is full of John Coltrane music (another Jazz Friday alum) and it’s delicious from beginning to end.
My favorite track is Countdown (Apple Music)(iTunes). I wouldn’t however listen to that track while driving. I could see myself accelerating to 100mph during the piano solo.