Joanne Brackeen (born Joanne Grogan; July 26, 1938) is an American jazz pianist and music educator.
|Birth name||Joanne Grogan|
|Born||July 26, 1938|
Ventura, California, U.S.
Joanne Grogan was born in Ventura, California and attended the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. She was a fan of pop pianist Frankie Carle before she became enamored with the music of Charlie Parker. In the 1950s she performed with Dexter Gordon, Teddy Edwards, and Charles Brackeen. She and Brackeen married and moved to New York City in 1965. She performed with Chick Corea, Freddie McCoy, and Ornette Coleman.
She played with Joe Henderson (1972–75) and Stan Getz (1975–77) before leading her own trio and quartet. Brackeen established herself as a cutting edge pianist and composer through her appearances around the world, and her solo performances also cemented her reputation as one of the most innovative and dynamic of pianists. Her trios featured such noted players as Clint Houston, Eddie Gómez, John Patitucci, Jack DeJohnette, Cecil McBee, and Billy Hart.
- 2018 NEA Jazz Masters
|1975||Snooze||Choice||Trio, with Cecil McBee (bass), Billy Hart (drums); also released as Six Ate by Candid|
|1976||Invitation||Freedom||Trio, with Clint Houston (bass), Billy Hart (drums)|
|1976||New True Illusion||Timeless||Duo, with Clint Houston (bass)|
|1977||Tring-a-Ling||Choice||Some tracks trio, with Clint Houston (bass), Billy Hart (drums); some tracks quartet, with Michael Brecker (tenor sax), Cecil McBee (bass), Hart (drums)|
|1977||AFT||Timeless||Trio, with Ryo Kawasaki (guitar), Clint Houston (bass)|
|1978||Trinkets and Things||Timeless||Duo, with Ryo Kawasaki (guitar)|
|1978||Prism||Choice||Duo, with Eddie Gómez (bass)|
|1978||Mythical Magic||MPS||Solo piano|
|1979||Keyed In||Tappan Zee/Columbia||Trio, with Eddie Gómez (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums)|
|1980||Ancient Dynasty||Tappan Zee/Columbia||Quartet, with Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Eddie Gómez (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums)|
|1981||Special Identity||Antilles||Trio, with Eddie Gómez (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums)|
|1985||Havin' Fun||Concord Jazz||Trio, with Cecil McBee (bass), Al Foster (drums)|
|1986||Fi-Fi Goes to Heaven||Concord Jazz||With Terence Blanchard (trumpet), Branford Marsalis (alto sax, soprano sax), Cecil McBee (bass), Al Foster (drums)|
|1989||Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume 1||Concord Jazz||Solo piano|
|1991||Breath of Brazil||Concord Jazz||Quartet, with Eddie Gómez (bass), Duduka da Fonseca (drums), Waltinho Anastácio (percussion)|
|1991||Is It Really True||Konnex||Trio, with Walter Schmocker (bass), Billy Hart (drums)|
|1991||Where Legends Dwell||Ken||Trio, with Eddie Gómez (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums)|
|1992||Turnaround||Evidence||Quartet, with Donald Harrison (alto sax), Cecil McBee (bass), Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums)|
|1993||Take a Chance||Concord Jazz||Quartet, with Eddie Gómez (bass), Duduka da Fonseca (drums), Waltinho Anastácio (percussion, vocals)|
|1994||Power Talk||Turnipseed||Trio, with Ira Coleman (bass), Tony Reedus (drums); in concert|
|1999||Pink Elephant Magic||Arkadia Jazz||One track solo piano; some tracks trio, with John Patitucci (bass), Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez (drums); some tracks quartet, with Chris Potter (soprano sax) added; some tracks quintet, with Nicholas Payton (trumpet) added; one track sextet, with Jamey Haddad (percussion) added; one track quartet with Patitucci (bass), Hernandez (drums), Dave Liebman (soprano sax); one track quintet with Kurt Elling (vocals) added|
|2000||Popsicle Illusion||Arkadia Jazz||Solo piano|
With Arkadia Jazz All Stars
- Thank You, Duke!
With Art Blakey
With Stan Getz
- Getz/Gilberto '76 (Resonance, 1976 ) with João Gilberto
- Live at Montmartre (SteepleChase, 1977)
With Freddie McCoy
- Funk Drops (Prestige, 1966)
- Peas 'n' Rice (Prestige, 1967)
- Beans & Greens (Prestige, 1967)
- Soul Yogi (Prestige, 1968)
With Buddy Terry
With Freddie Hubbard
- Sweet Return (Atlantic, 1983)
- arwulf, arwulf. "Joanne Brackeen | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "Berklee faculty profile Joanne Brackeen". Berklee faculty. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "The New School Jazz Core Faculty". The New School. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Joanne Brackeen". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-12-22.