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Evan Whitfield: The Art of Contemporary Improvisation

Read "The Art of Contemporary Improvisation" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Firstly, musicians are entertainers--song and dance men and women of sorts. Pianist Evan Blair Whitfield is no stranger to the entertainment side of the art. He is a multi-disciplinary performing-arts master, having worked in musical theatre productions, opera, ballet and the cruise entertainment industry. With this resume—and his deep classical music training/background—improvisation, the heart of jazz, might have taken a back seat. Whitfied's The Art Of Contemporary Improvisation says that isn't so. The album is completely improvised, an ...


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