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Philippe LeJeune: Blues Inspiration

Read "Blues Inspiration" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Philippe LeJeune is positioning himself to accept the blues piano mantle from the Late Gene Harris. Both pianists have much in common. Both are two-fisted players with potent left hands and nuclear fast right hands. Both season their respective repertoires with shirt-tail blues pieces that do not fit exactly into the traditional 12-bar format.But mostly, these pianists are not afraid to get down and dirty. LeJeune, a French native, gets in the gutbucket with the best of them. ...


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