Chen, Charles

Cellar Music, 2024CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 30.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 75
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Charles, Play! is the debut recording for pianist Charles Chen. He is also a software engineer and a magician! He teams up with some of his legends, Ralph Moore (t-sax), Peter Washington (b), and Kenny Washington (d) forming his dream band. Chen’s playing is gentle but definitive and the music swings across nine selections including four originals. We liked “Golson”, “Simple Pleasure”, and “Peter and the Big Bad Wolf”.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz