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Chris Keller: Love Is the Answer

Read "Love Is the Answer" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Chris Keller has a message to deliver but doesn’t let it get in the way of the music on this light–hearted quartet session that glides smoothly along without causing a fuss or ruffling any feathers. That’s not to say it is without interest; Keller is an accomplished player, as are the others in her group — but for the most part they are more efficient than inspired. As the description applies as well to most others playing today, one shouldn’t ...

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Chris Keller: Love Is the Answer

Read "Love Is the Answer" reviewed by Jack Bowers


This isn’t Chris Keller’s first recording, but it is the first on which she leads her own quartet/quintet and the first on which she sings as well as plays piano. With a name like Love Is the Answer, one might reasonably anticipate a session that drips with sugary sentiment, but Keller quickly dispels any such notion with the first measures of her breezy composition, “Stuff Like That,” which sets the tone for a colorful program of straight–ahead Jazz that swings ...


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