John Beasley, "Letter to Herbie"
Jazz fans from coast to coast are talking about this all-star tribute to a jazz icon from this one-time keyboardist for Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis. A contender for one of the top 10 jazz albums of the year. – Amazon.com
“Reflects a variety of generational influences, incorporating the emphatic chordal clusters of Herbie Hancock, the rhythmic quirkiness of Monk, and the lush intelligence of Art Tatum into a highly refined personal voice.” — Los Angeles Times
Born in Louisiana, the cradle of jazz, Beasley started writing compositions in junior high school. At age 14, he wrote a jazz piece for the University of North Texas Jazz Band. At the young age of 24, Beasley started writing music for Paramount, Disney, and MGM’s television shows, including “Cheers”, “Family Ties”, “Star Trek”, and “Fame”. He also wrote the Touchstone TV logo, which is still used today. Beasley Music
Letter to Herbie was released in April, ’08 on Resonance Records: features: Christian McBride, Jeff “Tain” Watts and Roy Hargrove.
Learn more about this extraordinary Pianist, Recording Artist, and TV/Film Compose by visiting Beasley Music.com.