to many in and outside the music world as Alfie, this native of
Bryn Mawr, PA, near Philadelphia, has been playing piano since the
age of 3. Alfie credits his musically-accomplished parents, and
jazz giants McCoy Tyner and John Coltrane as artists who have helped
shape his distinctive and evocative playing style.
In talking about
his playing, Alfie often says, "I have to go inside and reach
for what the Creator has blessed me with." That blessing has
resulted in his performing throughout the United States with Billy
Paul, Norman Connors, Barbara Mason, Johnny Hartman, and Philadelphia’s
Teddy Pendergrass, which included playing on one of Teddy’s
records that went platinum, and internationally in Trinidad, Brazil,
Jamaica, Canada, and England. His first CD release on PTME’s
label, Alfie, consisting of a collection of this remarkable
musician’s original tunes, clearly, demonstrates his creative
genius as a composer.
Alfie Alfie Pollitt with Mike Boone and Eddie Jones
At last, a collection of original tunes by Alfie is available to
the public through this CD release by Philly Through My Ear Productions.
Let us introduce to some and reacquaint to others the musical artistry
of Alfred "Alfie" Pollitt.