A fine soloist who is influenced by Bill Evans but has his own musical identity, Warren Bernhardt has appeared in many different settings through the years. He studied classical piano, played in Chicago while attending college, and was with Paul Winter's sextet during 1961-1964. After moving to New York, Bernhardt was with Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, George Benson, and Jeremy Steig, in addition to doubling as a studio musician on many pop dates. He was with Jack DeJohnette's Directions (1976) and Steps Ahead (1984-1985), and has frequently led his own trios.
- By Scott Yanow
All Music Group