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Album Review

Marilyn Lerner / Ken Filiano / Lou Grassi: Intention

Read "Intention" reviewed by John Sharpe


Unlike a novel, where the writer needs to pique prospective purchasers' interest with the first paragraph, the instant attention-grabbing tactic is not always possible with music, especially if it's a live recording which captures the arc of a performance. So, while the opening track of Intention by the threesome of pianist Marilyn Lerner, bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Lou Grassi clearly establishes their working methods as the points of an equilateral triangle, it only hints at the pay-off in store ...

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Marilyn Lerner / Ken FIliano / Lou Grassi: Arms Spread Wide

Read "Arms Spread Wide" reviewed by Robert Iannapollo


Canadian pianist Marilyn Lerner has garnered a name for herself as one of the most diverse and exciting pianists to emerge in the last ten years. Best known among her releases is a series of albums with the co-op Queen Mab Trio, with violist Ig Henneman and clarinetist Lori Friedman. But also included in her discography are several albums based around Jewish music, a duo set with guitarist Sonny Greenwich, and a number of piano trio releases, all drawing on ...

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Multiple Reviews

Marilyn Lerner: Arms Spread Wide & Ugly Beauties

Read "Marilyn Lerner: Arms Spread Wide & Ugly Beauties" reviewed by Andrey Henkin


Marilyn Lerner/Ken Filiano/Lou GrassiArms Spread WideNo Business2009 Marilyn Lerner/Matt Brubeck/Nick FraserUgly BeautiesActuelle2009 A quick perusal of Canadian pianist Marilyn Lerner's website presents a musician whose projects are both typically and atypically diverse. Usually range demonstrates itself in working with a large pool of other musicians; Lerner certainly has that, whether it is with the ...

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Album Review

Marilyn Lerner: Birds Are Returning

Read "Birds Are Returning" reviewed by Jim Santella


Recorded in Havana and featuring an international lineup, Marilyn Lerner's latest release builds upon the strengths of her trio and expands the ensemble in differing numbers. Joining pianist Lerner, acoustic bassist Kieran Overs and drummer Dafnis Prieto, are Jane Bunnett on flute and soprano saxophone, Cuban “young lion" Yosvanny Terry on alto and tenor saxophones, Javier Falbo on baritone saxophone, and Inor Sotolongo on Latin percussion. A trio of Cuban bata drummers is included on Horace Silver's “Que Pasa" and ...


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