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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Christian Pabst: Inner Voice

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What is that quote from the movie American Beauty? “Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can't take it, and my heart is just going to cave in." That's what German pianist Christian Pabst's album Inner Voice offers the jazz listener: a surrender to the beauty of music--not a sentimental beauty, but one that is profound yet entertaining at the same time. Pabst and his cohorts, Marco Zenini on bass and Erik Kooger ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Christian Pabst Trio + 7: Song of Opposites

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German-born pianist Christian Pabst has been the leader of an award-winning trio since before the debut of their critically-acclaimed Days of Infinity (Challenge Records, 2010), however on Song of Opposites, the trio is augmented by seven additional instrumental voices adding a new chapter to this versatile artist's resume. Recorded in Amsterdam--where Pabst is currently based--the pianist presents an all-European cast of players offering an album of new modern classical jazz material that includes a three-piece string section on five tunes ...