Recording a solo piano album was always on my bucket list, and in 2011 I finally went ahead and did it. Each track is a tribute to one of my important mentors, as defined by those who shaped me to be who I am (as such ranging from my most consequential teachers to my kids, with various layers in between).

Noah Baerman | piano

Recorded June, 2011, at the Hartt School of Music, West Hartford, CT


1) Gorpy (Baerman)
for Joanne Brackeen

2) Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray (traditional)
for Jimmy Greene

3) Since the Blues Walked In (Baerman)
for Kenny Barron

4) Tiger Rag (Original Dixieland Jazz Band)
for Lewis Porter

5) Stevens Bar (Baerman)
for Matthew Baerman

6) Minute Waltz (Chopin)
for Clara Shen

7) What If You Slept (Baerman)
for Kate Ten Eyck

8) After You’ve Gone (Creamer/Layton)
for George Raccio

9) The Dance (Green)
for Rachel Green

10) Home (Baerman)
for Tiana Alicea

11) Maqqwoe’s Boogie (Baerman)
for Rebecca Koval

12) Mynor Myracyl (Baerman)
for Caryl Johnson

13) This Little Light of Mine (traditional)
for Dawn Revett

14) Turtle Steps (Baerman)
for Mo Sila

15) Out of the Sasa, Into the Zamani (Baerman)
for the Ancestors