Michael Cochrane (musician)

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For the British actor, see Michael Cochrane. For the baseball player, see Mickey Cochrane.

Michael Cochrane (born September 4, 1948 in Peekskill, Westchester County, New York) is an American jazz pianist who has recorded extensively for SteepleChase Records, as well as Soul Note and Landmark Records.[1]

As a sideman, he has recorded with Marvin Peterson, Oliver Lake, Sonny Fortune and Jack Walrath.[2]


  • Elements (Soul Note, 1985) with Tom Harrell, Trumpet; Bob Malach, Tenor Saxophone, Flute; Dennis Irwin, Bass; James Madison, Drums
  • Song of Change (Soul Note, 1992)
  • Impressions (Landmark, 1995)
  • Cutting Edge (Steeplechase, 1997)
  • Footprints (Steeplechase, 1998)
  • Gesture of Faith (Steeplechase, 2000)
  • Minor Matrix (Steeplechase, 2000)
  • Quartet Music (Steeplechase, 2001)
  • Pathways (Steeplechase, 2000)
  • Right Now (Steeplechase, 2007)

With Sonny Fortune