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Francesco Crosara: Colors

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On his impressive new album, Colors , Francesco Crosara proves he is a pianist with expert chops and broad interests.Born in Italy and based now in Chicago, Crosara has an awareness of world music but a firm grounding in the modern jazz vernacular. His major piano influences are unsurprising: Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. Like them, he has an interest in electric as well as acoustic jazz. On several numbers he switches to the recently resurgent Fender Rhodes ...