Album Remarks & Appraisals:
At the age of 11, Emily Bear has already been hailed as the 'Mozart of our time. 'Diversity, produced by Quincy Jones, features 13 songs written by Bear and performed with a jazz trio.
Personnel: Emily Bear (piano); Francisco Mela (drums).
Audio Mixer: Seth Presant.
Recording information: El Adobe Recording Studios, El Paso, TX; WEstlake Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographers: Nick Suttle; Devin DeHaven; Andrea Bear.
The Concord debut of piano prodigy Emily Bear, 2013's Diversity features Bear playing her own compositions that touch upon jazz, classical, and new age sounds. Produced by the legendary Quincy Jones, Diversity is not Bear's first album; however, it is her most mature release to date and showcases the cornucopia of talent she has been developing since she first began playing piano at two years of age. With Diversity, the 11-year-old Bear proves she is already a virtuoso on her chosen instrument and a star in the making. ~ Matt Collar