born September 24, 1948
- Capers - Tom McIntosh Swing (medium up)
- Casino - Gigi Gryce Swing (uptempo)
- Changing Scene - Hank Mobley Swing (medium)
- Mia - Carl Perkins Swing (uptempo)
- Minor Trouble - Ray Bryant Swing (medium up)
- Nica's Tempo - Gigi Gryce Swing (medium up)
- Song From Within - Michael Cochrane Ballad
- Terrain - Harold Land Swing (medium up)
A forward-leaning yet strongly swinging modern pianist, Cochrane studied with the noted Boston-based piano teacher Madame Margaret Chaloff (mother of Serge Chaloff) and the inimitable Jaki Byard. In a fruitful career, he has performed and/or recorded with saxophonists Michael Brecker, Sonny Fortune, Oliver Lake, David Schnitter and Chico Freeman and trumpeters Clark Terry, Valery Ponomarev, Jack Walrath and Ted Curson; also bassist Eddie Gomez, as well as many others.
He has led a quintet that included Tom Harrell and saxophonist Bob Malach, and he has recorded several albums as a leader, including 1997's "Cutting Edge." He is also a prominent jazz educator and instrumental instructor in the New York and New Jersey area.