I am back with another Jazz Friday reference to Joey Alexander. I’ve written about Joey before. Just a few years ago, he was a child prodigy tearing up the jazz scene with a remarkable amount of skill and heart playing the piano.
He’s now the ripe old age of 16, and he just released another new album, Warna, which means color in Joey’s native Indonesian language. My fascination with Joey Alexander continues to grow. I speculated just a few years ago about what kind of music we’d get from him as he grew up, and now we see signs of it. This album features many of Joey’s original compositions and they are full of heart and emotion.
I’ve been listening to the album all week, and I can’t get over how someone so young can play with so much maturity. While you’re enjoying your beverage of choice over the weekend, check out Warna. (iTunes) (Apple Music) (Spotify)