Grand Pianoramax feat. Black Cracker
Winner of the first Montreux Jazz Festival International Piano Solo Competition, Swiss born and NY bred pianist Leo Tardin conceived Grand Pianoramax as an all-live keyboards/drums duo blending fiery analog-synth bass, maddening arpeggios, organic drumming and freestyle spoken word from occasional guest vocalists.
Among the collaborators that contributed to Grand Pianoramax one can mention Zurich-based, Dominik Burkhalter (official and current drummer of the project), as well as first-class NYC drummers and past collaborators Deantoni Parks (The Mars Volta, Meshell N'degeocello), Jojo Mayer and Adam Deitch (Talib Kweli, Pretty Lights, John Scofield). On vocals, an impressive rotating cast of US underground hiphop legends and poets have lent their talent to the project, including Mike Ladd, Black Cracker (CocoRosie, Bunny Rabbit), Invincible (Platinum Pied Pipers), Mr. Lif and French hip-hop/folk artist Spleen.