Solos by jazz pianos legends enjoy new life on pianist Barron Ryan's second album. Seeking to learn from some of the world's greatest artists, Ryan listened to eleven of their recorded improvisations, meticulously transcribed the recordings as sheet music, and learned to perform them. Through rejection, toil, and injury, Barron Ryan has become The Masters' Apprentice.
Concert music gets feisty when influenced by jazz and ragtime on this debut album by pianist Barron Ryan. Audience favorite George Gershwin finds company in contemporary composers Nikolai Kapustin and William Bolcom for a rhythmic, lyrical, and adventurous recording of Classical with Attitude.