Pianist Benito Gonzalez has been on the Jazz radar globally since winning the 2005 Great American Jazz Piano Competition. Over the years Benito has accompanied: Curtis Fuller, Pharaoh Sanders, Bobby Hutcherson, Christian McBride, Ignacio Berroa, Roy Hargrove, Rene McLean, Steve Turre, Hamiet Bluiett, Antonio Sanchez, T.K. Blue, Nicholas Payton and Jackie Mclean.
On his new release Passion Reverence Transcendence: The Music of McCoy Tyner (Whaling City Sound), he takes on that great pianist's music with a trio that includes Gerry Gibbs on drums and Essiet Okon Essiet on bass. You can hear cuts from Passion Reverence Transcendence t on Serenade to the City, Monday through Friday, 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. and also on Sundays, 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards.