As all Music Guide notes, "Things just seem to sizzle when piano player David Torkanowsky is around. Perhaps it is his dramatic, dark looks, the gift of a German composer father and a flamenco dancer mother. Perhaps it is just his raw talent coupled with experience in the clubs of New Orleans." Whatever the case, David Torkanowsky is an outstanding New Orleans talent. Beyond his regular WWOZ radio show and the music and people he brings to us on air, Tork is continually working with numerous artists and styles, from Irma Thomas to the critically acclaimed New Orleans modern jazz combo Astral Project.