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by Chris May
Brooklyn-based pianist Richard X Bennett is kind of the love child of Ramsey Lewis and Norah Jones with a head stuffed full of mescaline. He has Lewis' two-fisted poppy funkiness down and Jones' gift for a melodic hook, too. The combination is enriched, one speculates, by extensive first-hand knowledge of hallucinogens. Bennett, who is by his standards conservatively attired on the front cover of this album, and even more so in the YouTube clip below, enjoys sporting ladies' leopard-skin tights ...read more