Joey Alexander – My Favorite Things (Music Review)

Review By: Shaine Freeman, Host of The Miews
Genre: Jazz, Piano
Label: Motéma Music LLC

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Joey Alexander is a piano prodigy whose talent suggests he’s been playing music for well beyond his years. The 11 year old pianist is quickly becoming one of the most respected and heralded young musicians in the world, and on May 12th, Joey will release his new album, My Favorite Things, on Harlem, NY based jazz label, Motéma Music LLC.  The album offers 11 tracks of the best easy listening jazz music I’ve heard thus far in 2015; showcasing a glimpse of Alexander’s obvious and clear understanding of the genre, captured on one monstrous recording.

I couldn’t choose a personal favorite from, My Favorite Things, because this whole album is literally one of my favorite things this spring, no pun intended. Each track is well produced, composed, and performed, building a strong case for Joey Alexander’s arrival as a force to be reckoned with in the world of jazz music. Painted with the brush of elegance, and polished with the fiery strokes of each piano key, My Favorite Things, could easily become both a reference point for piano instruction and a canon of youth jazz music.

Joey is a perfect example of what happens when parents encourage children to explore their musical gifts. I couldn’t be more delighted to have had the opportunity to listen to Joey Alexander’s work and would encourage you to pre-order My Favorite Things now on iTunes, before it hits stores May 12, 2015.