Pianist John Di Martino Interviewed at AAJ


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John di Martino is a New York area based pianist, composer, arranger and Venus recording artist. He is a sought after musical director and is in demand by many singers as an accompanist, having accompanied such singers as Jon Hendricks, Sylvia Sims, Diane Schuur and Billy Eckstine. His talents as a pianist and arranger can be heard on recordings with Freddy Cole, Gloria Lynne and Grady Tate. Noted for his versatility, di Martino has also performed and recorded with such notables as Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Joe Lovano, the late David "Fathead" Newman, Pat Martino, Paquito D'Rivera and Houston Person.

AAJ contributor Marcia Hillman spoke with di Martino about his background, Studying with Lennie Tristano, and the importance of the lyric when interpreting a song - whether or not it's a vocal interpretation.

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