Jon Regen - Higher Ground [CD] - UrbanVinylStore

Jon Regen - Higher Ground [CD]

A protege of the legendary pianist Kenny Barron, Jon Regen began his career as a sideman to jazz artists like Ted Dunbar, Kyle Eastwood and Little Jimmy Scott. Regen made an abrupt left turn into singer/songwriter territory with a series of acclaimed solo albums including Almost Home (2004), Let It Go (2008), Revolution (2011), and Stop Time (2015). Regen also hit Number One on the Billboard Charts with his 2013 instrumental album Change Your Mind. The Associated Press said of Regen, ''His sturdy songs, pleasing tenor and seven-foot grand are a captivating combination.'' The Wall Street Journal called Regen ''a confident, soulful singer,'' and DownBeat said ''Regen's music shoots from - and directly into - the heart.'' Jon Regen is the Editor of Keyboard Magazine, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Billboard, Variety and Tape Op. Regen can also be seen in an upcoming episode of the Emmy Award-winning Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. ''Jon Regen has a rare combination of elements - virtuosic playing ability, soulful singing, and a strong songwriting talent, all developing more and more as he grows and grows as an artist through the years. Give him a freaking listen!'' - BRUCE HORNSBY