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Album Review

Shalosh: Tales of Utopia

Read "Tales of Utopia" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

If we are the sum of the stories we riff to ourselves then podcast to others, then Tales of Utopia is a grand narrative by the Israeli trio of pianist/keyboardist Gadi Stern, double bassist David Michaeli and drummer Matan Assayag. Tales of Utopia, like the young, agile trio's 2020 album Broken Balance (ACT Records), doesn't break any new ground as far as piano trios go, but it sure sounds good and captures one's immediate attention. Exhibiting influences as ...

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