The Joey Alexander Trio
In jazz, there have now and again been musicians who did outstanding things at a young age. Think of drummer Tony Williams for instance, who was taken on by Miles Davies. Or trumpeter Lee Morgan who joined Dizzy Gillespie’s big band at 18, or the bass player Jimmy Blanton who died at 23 but still belongs to the most important jazz musicians of all time. Nevertheless, nobody was prepared for this great talent from Indonesia: Joey Alexander was born in 2003, was discovered by Herbie Hancock eight years later and now lives in New York where he effortlessly blends in with the big shots.
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