Mitchel Forman

Mitchel Forman started studying classical piano when he was seven years old. He entered the Manhattan School of Music at 17 and began to work with New York bands. After graduating from MSM Mitchel began to tour and record with Gerry Mulligan. He played in his quartet and big band, as well as with Stan Getz. His solo career began in 1980 with a performance of piano at the Newport Jazz Festival. Mitchel’s first recording, Live at Newport, was made from this recording. Forman toured with Phil Woods and Carla Bley in the following years. Forman also recorded two solo piano albums with Soul Note and toured Europe frequently. Forman joined John McLaughlin as guitarist for a year. He recorded and contributed to two of the band’s recordings, the seminal Mahavishnu (the most important) and Adventures in Radioland (the second). Ex-Weather Report saxophonist Wayne Shorter joined Mitchel, and they toured, recorded, and contributed to Shorter’s Phantom Navigator. Forman started his own band in 1985 and recorded his debut album for Magenta Records, a division of Windham Hill’s Train of Thought. He also continued his work with many other jazz and music legends such as guitarist John Scofield (“Blue Matter”) and Mike Stern (“Upside Downside”) Janis Siegel of The Manhattan Transfer (a division of Windham Hill), Diane Schuur (“Reunion”) Pat Metheny and Simon Phillips, Freddie Hubbard, Rickie Lee Jones, Rickie Lee Jones, and saxophonist Bill Evans (“Saxophonist Bill Evans”), while recording his group debut for Magenta Records (a division of Windham Hill Hill Hill) and Rickie Lee Jones and Evans (saxophonist Bill Evans, saxophonist Bill Evans, Rickie and Rickie Lee Jones, and Rickie Lee Jones, and Rickie Lee Jones, respectively). Forman’s tribute to Bill Evans (1992), “Now

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