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Cyrus Chestnut: Nobody Like 'The Nutman'
Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 3:53 pm
Pianist Cyrus Chestnut took his time making a name for himself on the jazz scene: For a decade starting in the mid-1980s, he apprenticed as pianist for Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter, Donald Harrison and Wynton Marsalis. But since then, he's toured the world and recorded 15 albums as a bandleader.
In this performance and interview, Cyrus describes his gospel roots and his discovery of jazz, and discusses how he approaches interpreting other composers' music.
- "Polka Dots And Moonbeams"
- "No Problem"
- Host: Abe Beeson
- Video: Justin Steyer