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New York Electric Piano: Keys To The City Volumes 1 & 2

Read "Keys To The City Volumes 1 & 2" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


New York Electric Piano started its life as a trio, staying that way for its first three albums. The fourth recording, King Mystery (Buffalo Puppy, 2008), found the band expanding to a septet. Following a minor reshuffle, Keys To The City Volumes 1 & 2 sees further expansion, to an octet with guests, and to a two-CD set. Keyboardist, vocalist and composer Pat Daugherty is still at the helm of a group which is still creating a fascinating sound.

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Album Review

New York Electric Piano: King Mystery

Read "King Mystery" reviewed by Matt Marshall


Expanding their trio to a septet for King Mystery, New York Electric Piano has fashioned an invigorating, woven work out of the cotton basics of jazz and swatches of futuristic fabric. Most notable in this mix is the addition of Leon Gruenbaum and his self-invented MIDI instrument the Samchillian, though it's difficult to know for sure what separates Gruenbaum's Samchillian playing from the contributions of Mal Stein, who is listed simply as providing “soundscape." But with an album ...


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