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Multiple Reviews

Solo Piano - Yin and Yang

Read "Solo Piano - Yin and Yang" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Cornelius Claudio Kreusch Transformer Self Produced 2021 Though it's easy enough for a player to find a home niche, Cornelius Claudio Kreusch sounds like he won't really be satisfied until he's practically tried them all. Classically-trained and having whirled through fusion, funk, Latin, African, film scores and probably too much else to list, he somehow manages to pack in pieces of everything when just playing solo. The mix here bridges the classic tones of Thelonious ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Cynthia Abraham, Kirk Lightsey, Marc Cary, Kazemde George & Other New Releases

Read "Cynthia Abraham, Kirk Lightsey, Marc Cary, Kazemde George & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Two main themes in the second part of this week's edition of Mondo Jazz. Jazz players of Caribbean heritage (Arturo O'Farrill--Cuba, Cynthia Abraham--Guadeloupe, Kazemde George--Haiti), and remarkable piano jazz (Marc Cary, Kirk Lightsey, Scott Spivak & Frank Kimbrough, Irène Schweizer, Chick Corea). Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Arturo O'Farrill “Despedida in Lion Struggles and Strugglets" ...Dreaming in Lions... (Blue Note) 0:15 Host talks 5:15 Cynthia Abraham ...

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Profile

Kirk Lightsey

Read "Kirk Lightsey" reviewed by Russ Musto


When Kirk Lightsey walked into Harlem's St. Mark's United Methodist Church in May, to attend funeral services for his friend John Hicks, it was the first time that most of the considerable cross section of the New York jazz community there had seen the once ubiquitous pianist in more than a dozen years. A native of Detroit, Lightsey had studied piano with Johnson Flanagan (the brother of Tommy) as a youth and attended Cass Technical Institute, where he played clarinet ...


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