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Jeno Somlai: Let It Go

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Jeno Somlai approaches the keyboard with a percussionist's sensibility--rhythm, rhythm, rhythm--here on his debut disc, Let It Go. That's not a surprise, given that the Milwaukee-based musician is primarily a drummer who took up the piano just four years ago. The disc opens with Stevie Wonder's “Golden Lady," sounding sort of like Art Blakey's arrangement for “A Night in Tunisia." The song churns along for eight minutes of hard-driving Latin grooves, lots of percussion and a percussive piano--Somlai's--behind tenor sax ...