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Rio Clemente On Piano Jazz

Rio Clemente.
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Rio Clemente.

Rio Clemente was born Rosario Clemente in Morristown, N.J. Known as the "Bishop of Jazz," he was educated at the Juilliard School of Music. His training in classical music paved the way for his vibrant career in jazz, playing with the likes of Bucky Pizzarelli, Clark Terry, Milt Jackson and Bobby Hackett, with whom he toured.

On this 2004 episode of Piano Jazz, Clemente performs his composition "Allegria" and joins host Marian McPartland for "All the Things You Are."

Originally broadcast in fall 2004.

Set List

  • "Allegria" (Clemente)
  • "Sprugles Blues" (Clemente)
  • "All the Things You Are" (Kern, Hammerstein)
  • "With You in Mind" (McPartland)
  • "Lost in Paradise" (Clemente)
  • "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (Gershwin, Gershwin)
  • "It's All Right With Me" (Porter)
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