Todd Cochran, a born and bred San Franciscan, gained his formal musical education in the lofty halls of Trinity College, London and the University of San Jose and UCLA. His parents both being serious musicians, Todd's formative years were pointed strongly toward the classical…his early piano studies with Geraldine Linegar enriched his classical training and (in Todd's own words)," …taught me not only theory, technique and repertoire but the intimate connection of music to life and human emotions…" Todd's early influences varied from Glenn Gould to Duke Ellington, from Ashkenazy to Herbie Hancock. He has performed on stage with Dizzy Gillespie, John Handy, Roland Kirk and Peter Gabriel; his recording studio experiences (in the varying roles of keyboard-player, composer-arranger-conductor or producer-director) ranges from Santana through Phil Collins, Jim Capaldi, Jeff Beck, Carl Palmer, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Grover Washington Jr., Maynard Ferguson, Rod Stewart, Burt Bacharach, Neil Diamond, Freddie Hubbard…the list goes on. This album, however, contains the kind of music that Todd really enjoys making and composing. The kind of music that the big record company executive would probably regard as too good, too deep and dangerously uncommercial.

Track Listing

Disc 1
Behind The Mask ~ T. Cochran
Chelsea Bridge ~ Billy Strayhorn

Disc 2
A New And Old Poem ~ T. Cochran
Brilliant Corners ~ Thelonious Monk

Disc 3
The River Bends ~ T. Cochran
Alanna’s Song ~ T. Cochran

Disc 4
Lights Out ~ T. Cochran
People In The Night ~ T. Cochran

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