Archive for April 14th, 2013

Beka Gochiashvili – Beka Gochiashvili

“Giving back to the community,” a phrase often used when someone from a given location achieves success at something and then contributes in some way to another’s quality of life. What better way for a renowned recording artist to give back than to discover or introduce new talent?

Beka Gochiashvili (2012), the self-titled debut of a young pianist, produced by Lenny White, who earlier in 2012 introduced a charming young vocalist, Letizia Gambi.

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, on March 11, 1996, Gochiashvili was just three years old when he began dabbling on piano. Within five years, he was good enough to win competitions. At 16, Gochiashvili found himself surrounded by a wealth of jazz talent for this recording. Return to Forever partners, drummer White and bassist Stanley Clarke are on this date, along with such notables as bassists John Patitucci and Victor Bailey, trumpeter Wallace Roney, alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw.

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