With a style that ranges from rigorous to romantic, Bill Charlap "has absorbed every pianist worth listening to in the past 50 years" (The New Yorker). A favorite accompanist for Tony Bennett and other vocalists, he has proven himself a "super-fine improviser, giving himself over to his instrument as if it were dictating to him" (The New York Times). Charlap's elegant lyric sensibility can be heard on more than 50 recordings--including Stardust, a tribute to the songs of Hoagy Carmichael; Somewhere, featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein; and his most recent CD The American Soul, a salute to George Gershwin.
- "Bill Charlap Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul" The Washington Post – Washington, DC (Nov. 04, 2005)
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