Tune in to Afternoon New Music this Monday, March 14th at 3 pm for an exclusive in-studio interview with Uri Caine and Jenny Lin. The 50-minute program will Caine and Lin discussing their new joint album The Spirio Sessions, plus a number of recordings from the new album.
Jenny Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. Her ability to combine classical and contemporary literature has brought her to the attention of international critics and audiences. She has been acclaimed for her “remarkable technical command” and “a gift for melodic flow” by The New York Times.
Uri Caine was born in Philadelphia and began studying piano with Bernard Peiffer and composition with George Rochberg. He played in bands led by Philly Joe Jones, Hank Mobley, Johnny Coles, Mickey Roker, Odean Pope, Jymmie Merritt, Bootsie Barnes and Grover Washington. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and studied music composition with George Rochberg and George Crumb. Caine has recorded 25 cds as a leader.
Lin and Caine’s recent recording collaboration for Steinway & Sons, The Spirio Sessions, combines standard compositions from Domenico Scarlatti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and others with improvisations by Caine, offering a new take on the classics.