Harold O’Neal is a magician, martial arts master, and breakdancer. Oh, and he plays the piano, too. When he does, his style recalls Keith Jarrett and his mentor Andrew Hill, blending classical and jazz influences into solo, improvised pieces.
Download Harold O'Neal's “Mr. Piccolo,” from his Marvelous Fantasy album, and watch him play the title track from it on WNYC's Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen below. O’Neal plays at Greenwich House Thursday night.