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Martin Bejerano: Trio Miami

Read "Trio Miami" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While nobody could successfully argue that the cost of playing with jazz legend Roy Haynes outweighs the benefits--a wealth of experience and time to connect with one of this music's greatest figures, tremendous exposure and opportunity on the performance front, time to build a group dynamic with one of the few true working bands out there, the incentives that often come with top-tier bookings--there is still a small price to be paid. For pianist Martin Bejerano (and his fellow travelers ...

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Martin Bejerano: Evolution/Revolution

Read "Evolution/Revolution" reviewed by Francis Lo Kee

Time will tell, but this may be one of those debut CDs that people will talk about for decades, one where people ask, “Do you remember when you first heard...? While the opening “Blues Evolution displays enough amazing piano chops to send the most accomplished musicians back to the woodshed, what this recording has is a direct and honest approach to melodic jazz improvisation. That clearly evident aesthetic places it right away on a higher level than 95% of new ...

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Martin Bejerano: Evolution/Revolution

Read "Evolution/Revolution" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Pianist Martin Bejerano has played with an impressive list of musicians, including Kenny Garrett, James Moody and Jimmy Heath. Roy Haynes and Russell Malone have him in their bands. Evolution/Revolution is Bejerano's first CD as leader, and it is easy to see why he has found wide favor.

Bejerano crystallizes his ideas succinctly, and tempers his drive with a clear vision. His harmonic strengths serve him well. He can also write a pretty good tune. Four ...


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