Randy Halberstadt – Jazz Piano

 Randy Halberstadt          The Seattle Scene
halberstadt Randy Halberstadt has been a major figure on the Pacific Northwest jazz scene for many years. A multi-dimensional pianist, he is equally at home playing be-bop, Latin, down-home blues, mainstream, free and eclectic jazz. He has performed with Herb Ellis, Terry Gibbs, Buddy de Franco, Pete Christlieb, Bobby Shew, Joe LaBarbera, and many others.
On the strength of his large repertoire, great sense of swing, and acute listening skills, Randy has established himself as a first-call accompanist for jazz vocalists. He has performed with Sheila Jordan, Kevin Mahogany, Marlena Shaw, and Ernestine Anderson. Randy performed with the innovative Jay Clayton at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. 
A full professor at the prestigious Cornish College of the Arts (in Seattle), Randy teaches jazz theory, piano, and ear training. He also teaches privately.     
 While Halberstadt’s own recordings showcase his formidable pianistic skills, they also establish him as a first-rate composer. Inner Voice features Randy’s compositions in the jazz trio format, which range from blues to Latin to polymetric. Clockwork presents Randy’s beautiful songs with lyrics (also written by Randy) and features five of the Northwest’s best vocalists. Jay Clayton’s remarkable gift for conveying the true emotion of a ballad is in evidence here, as well as her stunning prowess as a scat singer.  


Parallel Tracks – $17.50 Clockwork – $15.00


1. Moonray
2. Don’t Forget the Poet
3. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
4. Invitation
5. The Touch of Your Lips 
6. Nocturne in C# Minor 
7. B Minor Waltz
8. Well, You Needn’t 
9. Everything I Love


1. When Springtime Turns to Fall (5)
2. We’ve Met Before (1)
3. Shorter’s Quarters 
4. Gazelle (3)
5. Clockwork (4)
6. Da da dat
7. Please Don’t Tell Me (5)
8. Like Broken Glass (2)
9. Lenna 
10. Juggernaut (1)
Halberstadt – piano, Jeff Johnson – bass,
Gary Hobbs – drums
Jay Clayton (1), Becca Duran (2), Kendra Shank (3),
Kris O’Grady (4) and Whitney James(5) – vocals

Halberstadt – piano, Phil Sparks – bass
Greg Williamson – drums, Hans Teuber – alto sax
Inner Voice – $15.00    
1. Bad Bud
2. Christine
3. In the Pocket
4. Feast
5. Monk Business
6. Humming
7. Beautiful Love
8. Guerrero Viejo
9. Inner Voice
Halberstadt – piano, Phil Sparks – bass
Greg Williamson – drums