Clark Curtis

Curtis Clark.. was born in Chicago in 1950, moved and spent his student years in Los Angeles where he started composing and playing the piano. After Curtis graduated in music theory and composition from the renowned Californian Institute of Arts in Valencia, Curtis set out for New York. There he began working and recording with Angeleno David Murray. Influenced by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, Curtis has become a fascinating pianist whose passionate style has been hailed in New York, Paris and Amsterdam (where he was based for many years until his return to the U.S. - he is now situated in New England). While working with various groups, Curtis has played with many great musicians such as Oscar Brown jr., Julian Priester, Art Taylor, David Murray, Billy Bang, Richard Davis, Abby Lincoln, Charles Tyler, John Tchai, Han Bennick. .. ..“…Clark performs as if he’s a combination of Bill Evans and Red Garland with tingling arpeggios falling from his fingers.”.. ..“…a style that bridges the modernist gap between Thelonious Monk and Cecil Taylor.” ..JazzWord Reviews.... .. .. .. I edited my profile with Thomas Myspace Editor V4.4 (