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Alexandra Caselli: Rough Edges

Read "Rough Edges" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A rather inappropriate title for an album that is seemingly flawless with no discernable rough edges heard, Rough Edges is another blazing effort from pianist Alexandra Caselli and a pleasing one at that. A classically-trained pianist who began playing the instrument at the age of six, Caselli begins to reveal the depth of that training on the light ballad of “Colors of The Rain" with a warm performance on the keys. Not only is Caselli an exceptional player, she's also ...


Alexandra Caselli: Rough Edges

Read "Rough Edges" reviewed by Jack Bowers

This is the second CD I've reviewed by pianist Alexandra Caselli, and if there are any Rough Edges I've yet to hear them. As on that earlier album--Out the Aquarium (Moonjumpers 2, 2004)--Caselli plays with impeccable style and unerring tastefulness, affirming this writer's previous comparison to another remarkable pianist, the celebrated and seemingly ageless Marian McPartland.

Whereas Aquarium was strictly a trio session, Caselli has chosen to enlarge the group this time, bolstering her core trio (bassist Jennifer Leitham, drummer ...


Alexandra Caselli: Out the Aquarium

Read "Out the Aquarium" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

With a cosmopolitan name like Alexandra Caselli, how can one go wrong? Add to that great name the classical heritage of Muzio Clementi, the impressionistic philosophy of Lynne Arriale (by way of Bill Evans), and a great ear for melody, and you have the total package that is Ms. Caselli. Out The Aquarium is Caselli's new recording. She has previously been associated with the Jennifer York Trio and quartet. The pianist is equally adept at electric and acoustic jazz, with ...


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