Soup & Onions / Soul Cookin' By The Roy Meriwether Trio

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Album-Release:
2015

HRA-Release:
19.08.2015

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  • 1Soup and Onions02:33
  • 2Little Lousy Jane04:07
  • 3Cast Your Fate to the Wind02:27
  • 4St. James Infirmary04:00
  • 5Screwdriver04:34
  • 6A Taste of Honey03:54
  • 7The Ripper04:03
  • 8Georgia On My Mind05:11
  • 9Satin Doll07:52
  • 10Exodus02:54
  • Total Runtime41:35

Info for Soup & Onions / Soul Cookin' By

Heavy soul from the Roy Meriwether Trio – picking up at a place where the Ramsey Lewis trio first began, and taking things to a very soulful extension! The tunes are straightforward soul jazz, played with a heck of a lot of fire in the rhythms – thanks to bassist Isaas Sloan and drummer John Arnold – and all tracks feature plenty of cooking piano work from Roy himself! Titles include "The Ripper", "Taste Of Honey", "Soup & Onions", "Little Lousy Jane", and "Screwdriver".

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Roy Meriwether
A multi-dimensional and self-taught virtuoso, Roy Meriwether blends jazz, blues, and gospel with classical elements in a unique and innovative style that has drawn enthusiastic crowds to night clubs, colleges, and concert halls across the country.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Mr. Meriwether started playing piano at the age of three and had composed two pieces before he was four. Shortly thereafter, he began playing in his father’s church, accompanying the family choir, and performing with gospel singers throughout the Midwest.

Mr. Meriwether turned professional with his own group at age 18 and has devoted himself to both composing and performing ever since. Reviewers are frequently impressed by his power. Critic Arnold Shaw once described him as a “two-fisted pianist who in this day of right-handed wizards has the sound of a champion, with thunder in his left hand and lightning in his right.”

As recently reported in the Scottsdale, Arizona Daily Progress: “Mr. Meriwether performs both standards and original compositions with a creativity that is nothing short of genius. Meriwether himself is the epitome of a ‘giving’ musician, at his best with a responsive, listening audience. He does not require it, but appreciates it and rewards it with dynamite delivered with the power his hands produce.”

In 1973, the National Endowment for the Arts bestowed on Mr. Meriwether a Jazz Composition Fellowship Grant for the purpose of writing a musical work tracing the history of the black experience in America. The scope and breadth of the project resulted in the 21-piece suite, BLACK SNOW, written and premiered for the United States Bicentennial Celebration, April, 1976, with the Howard Roberts Chorale and the Dayton Contemporary Dance Guild.

Living in New York City since 1976, Roy continually elicits standing ovations from his audiences. He is frequently called upon to compose specific works for special events such as the November, 1989 NAUBA Salute to Women Conference in the Bahamas, where he performed his piece, “A Tribute To You, My Lady.”

He has received numerous awards including Jamaica Queens New York Jazz Community Award, the New York Manhattan Association of Cabaret Award (MAC Award), and has been considered for a Grammy nomination. In March of 1999, Mr. Meriwether received a Lifetime Achievement to Music Award.

Mr. Meriwether's sound is unmistakable and his music is timeless! His latest releases “The Art Of The Groove”, "Inspiration", "Live at John Word's", and "Live at Gordy's", and he continues to tour regularly throughout the US and Europe.

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