Laura – 2020

Warren Wolf


A beautiful version of “Laura” played as part of a Charlie Parker tribute

Warren Wolf is best-known as one of the top vibraphonists around today, but he is also a skilled pianist and drummer.

Wolf took classical piano lessons from an early age, also studying ragtime and jazz and attending Berklee where he taught for two years after his graduation.

In 2005 he moved to Baltimore where he became a full-time performing musician; since then he has played piano with Rachael Price, drums with Tia Fuller, worked as a vibraphonist with Bobby Watson, Christian McBride and Karriem Riggins, led albums of his own, and performed with the who’s who of jazz including Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Jeremy Pelt, Nicholas Payton and many others.

As a pianist, Warren Wolf leads his quartet Swing City (with altoist Tim Green, bassist Blake Meister, and drummer Quincy Phillips) on a version of “Laura” that was performed at Keystone Korner Baltimore as part of a Charlie Parker tribute.

After Wolf plays some solo piano, Green states the classic melody with restraint and then takes a boppish solo in the Charlie Parker tradition; a spot for some tasteful piano and the closing melody wrap up a fine performance.

-Scott Yanow

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