Playlist: Inspired by Jason Moran

Derek DiCenzo

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

The exhibition Jason Moran reflects the wide variety of influences and strong spirit of collaboration behind the multidisciplinary artist's work. For a playlist to accompany the show, we tapped Derek DiCenzo, a talented multi-instrumentalist and a local legend on the Columbus jazz scene.

As DiCenzo notes, "[Moran] heard a wide range of stuff growing up and becoming a musician." He sought out songs that Moran has specifically referenced, along with tracks that reflect the diversity of Moran's musical taste, pulling together music by Thelonious Monk, Fats Waller, A Tribe Called Quest, J. S. Bach, and Led Zeppelin. Also included in the list are a few of Derek's favorite tracks by Moran himself. Enjoy!


Image: Lorna Simpson, Video still from Chess, 2013. Three-channel HD video (black and white, sound). Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. ©Lorna Simpson