The highly accomplished and internationally recognized pianist & keyboardist, arranger, composer and producer Yaron Gershovsky started his musical career in his homeland Israel. Soon after that he emigrated to the USA, where he studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After his graduation, he toured with sax player Pharaoh Sanders and recorded with the legendary Wayne Shorter on his album ‘Atlantis’.

Since 1979, Yaron has been the Musical Director and pianist/keyboardist for the world-renowned vocal group The Manhattan Transfer. For them, he wrote instrumental and vocal arrangements, recorded and toured also with them. But that’s not all. He also recorded and performed with other greats such as Dr. Lonnie Smith, Steve Gadd, Abraham Laboriel, Lew Soloff, Janis Siegel, Ray Brown, Grady Tate, Don Sebesky, The Count Basie Orchestra, Richie Havens, Take 6, and our Belgian pride Toots Thielemans.

Yaron did vocal arrangements for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical ‘City of Angels’ and for the musical ‘Swing’. And he played keyboards for the musicals ‘The Phantom of The Opera’ and ‘Les Miserables’.

Now he has finished his newest album, that contains original tracks and covers. Yaron arranged them especially, and they range from contemporary jazz to jazz/rock, samba etc. Sometimes he plays solo piano, and sometimes
he is joined by a trio, quartet and a vocal trio.

Electric bass player Will Lee, upright bass player Boris Kozlov, trumpetist Alex Sipiagin, drummers Cliff Almond, Clint de Gannon & Ross Pederson, flautist David Mann, and vocalist Aubrey Johnson are his partners in crime.

The title track is a very lovely mid-tempo track, followed by a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Scarborough Fair’ with vocals by Aubrey Johnson. The quiet ‘What She Said’ is dedicated to Ruth Bader Ginsberg, while ‘Show Me the Way’ is a late night track, with a muted trumpet.

We all know the samba ‘So Danço Samba’ by the late Antonio Carlos Jobim, here in a new jacket, and a bit further you’ll find the classic ‘I’ll Be Seeing You’ ‘Secret Love’ is also a classic and gets here a swinging arrangement. The closing tune ‘I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’’ from George & Ira Gershwin is again sung by Audrey Johnson.

So on this album, you’ll find a wide variety of music, that proves Yaron’s musical kaleidoscope. Perhaps something for you?




1. Northern Lights
2. Transitions
3. Scarborough Fair
4. What She Said
5. Birthday Bash
6. Show Me the Way
7. So Danço Samba
8. Awakening
9. I’ll Be Seeing You
10. A Song for Mia
11. Secret Love
12, The Lonely Tree
13. I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’