Welcome to this site, focusing on my musical career.
For my work as a psychiatrist: DennisZeitlinMD.com.

This site features comprehensive information about my recordings, compositions, and trio, duo, and solo performances. There are soundclips, videos, photos, and personal commentary throughout.

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Latest CD…

2016 Release
Denny Zeitlin: Early Wayne
Live solo piano explorations
of classic Wayne Shorter
compositions
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June 2015 Release
Denny Zeitlin & George Marsh: Riding The Moment
Duo Electro-Acoustic improvisations integrating Jazz, classical, funk, & the avant-garde
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July 2014 Release
Denny Zeitlin: Stairway to the Stars
A live trio album with Buster Williams & Matt Wilson recorded at the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles

July 2013 Release
Denny Zeitlin: Both/And
Solo Electro-Acoustic adventures integrating jazz, classical, funk, & the avant-garde
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July 2012 Release
Denny Zeitlin: Wherever You Are
A solo piano album of all one mood:
Ballads, gentle music, subtitled "Midnight Moods for Solo Piano".
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June, 2011 Release
Denny Zeitlin: Labyrinth
Like Precipice, solo piano concert music featuring American songbook and jazz standards, original compositions, and free improvisation.
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May, 2010 Release:
Denny Zeitlin: Precipice
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February, 2009:
Denny Zeitlin celebrated his his 70th year with simultaneous releases spanning a 45 year recording career:

Denny Zeitlin Trio In Concert Featuring Buster Williams and Matt Wilson (Sunnyside)

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Denny Zeitlin: The Columbia Studio Trio Sessions (Mosaic)

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Critical Acclaim…

“...extraordinary in range, electrifying in depth and intensity, hypnotic in its flow and sweep, perfection itself…” Thomas Albright, SF Chronicle

“He is the jazz world’s most visible Renaissance man — a full time practicing psychiatrist, a medical school teacher, and a world class jazz musician.” Don Heckman, LA Times

“…there was a sense of play, creativity and boldness; one felt the power of improvisation as a skill and as an almost philosophical endeavor.” Ben Ratliff, NY Times

"By any measure, Zeitlin's output over the past 50 years places him at Jazz's creative zenith." Andrew Gilbert, JazzTimes

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Denny Zeitlin Wears Many Hats

Unlocking the Creative Impulse: The Psychology of Improvisation

A highly acclaimed Lecture-Demonstration where Denny Zeitlin, wearing both hats of his dual career as a world renowned jazz pianist and composer and highly respected practicing psychiatrist and Clinical Professor at the University of California in San Francisco, invites his audience into the psychological terrain where the deepest levels of creativity can be experienced.

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