One of the most remarkable pianists of the last decade is called Uri Caine. Although he started his career playing straight ahead jazz in the groups of Philly Joe Jones, Hank Mobley and Grover Washington, he was soon to choose a tribute kind of like approach. On his first two CD’s he put the spotlight on Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock. After that he decided that he wanted to arrange classical music (Mahler, Bach, Beethoven) in his own inimitable style, leaving a lot of space for modern day improvisation. But Caine also manifests himself in other genres: his CD The Sidewalks of New York is a tribute to the old songs of Tin Pan Alley and in his Bedrock project he plays the electric piano. Caine has developed into a real festival artist who is commissioned to do projects all over Europe.