Pianist Craig Taborn
from New York often held the BIMHUIS in its grip with his intriguing game. Lovers of jazz as well as contemporary classical and electronic music admire the way in which he manages to analyze the sound of the piano in detail. Since the release of his solo album Avenging Angel, he has belonged to the 'absolute elite of jazz pianists' (de Volkskrant).
Second solo album
Ten years after Avenging Angel, a second solo album was recently released on ECM Records entitled Shadow Play. The album was recorded live in the Mozart-Saal of the Wiener Konzerthaus. Craig Taborn made a name for himself in the groups of James Carter and Roscoe Mitchell. He often collaborated with contemporaries such as Vijay Iyer, Chris Potter and Dave King, drummer of The Bad Plus.