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August Rosenbaum Trio: Live LP

Read "Live LP" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The jazz piano trio survives. With all the changes in music, the birth of sampling, the death of the record store, and the fracturing of jazz genres, the piano trio continues to adapt and transmogrify, making it an evolutionary legacy.Sometimes, an evolutionary variation displays traits of both the new era and its primordial ancestors. Such is the sophomore release by August Rosenbaum's trio. The Danish pianist's music is packaged as an LP and an EP, two things that ...

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August Rosenbaum: Beholder

Read "Beholder" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Considering the maturity and sophistication Beholder displays, it might be astonishing to learn that its composer/pianist, August Rosenbaum, is just 22. But, there it is. This youthful Danish jazzman recorded this Brooklyn session with countryman Jakob Bro (guitar) and Americans Dan Weiss (drums) and Thomas Morgan (bass).

What disturbs the norm here is the quiet patience these eight compositions display. Take “Shoyn Fargessen," a decelerated stride piano piece that Rosenbaum plays solo. He reveals that the grandeur is ...


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