Track: “Madimba/St. Thomas”
Writers: Michael Wolff / Sonny Rollins

Jazz Pianist Michael Wolff Releases First-Ever Solo Piano Album Zenith Today.

Michael Wolff was propelled into popularity with the masses when he became the musical director for The Arsenio Hall Show. He was also a part of one of political history’s biggest moments when candidate Bill Clinton, the day after he clinched the nomination to become president, donned sunglasses and played his sax with the band—Michael Wolff’s band. This late night TV gig gave Wolff the perfect opportunity to perform with many established musicians such as Ray Charles, Phil Collins, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock.

Photo Credit: Sean-Caley Newcott

Photo Credit: Sean Caley Newcott

Wolff’s musical mastery includes a wide variety of genres, including his deeply rooted love for jazz. He made his recording debut in 1972 with Cal Tjader, and went on to record and perform with Cannonball and Nat Adderley, Nancy Wilson, Sonny Rollins, Tony Williams, Warren Zevon, Jean-Luc Ponty and so many others. As pianist and music director for jazz singer Nancy Wilson, Michael wrote orchestral arrangements and conducted more than twenty-five major symphony orchestras worldwide.

In addition to numerous sessions as a sideman, Michael Wolff has released 15 critically acclaimed albums as a leader, and he was a recipient of the BMI Music Award for television composition and was also the winner of the Japan Gold Disc Award for his album Jumpstart, with Tony Williams and Christian McBride.

Mmusicmag.com will feature a Web-Exclusive Interview with Michael Wolff within the next few weeks. Until then, enjoy this exclusive Michael Wolff track Madimba/St. Thomas (Michael Wolff / Sonny Rollins).



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