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Sacha Perry: Not Brand X

Read "Not Brand X" reviewed by Laurel Gross

If you are looking for music to snooze by, steer clear of Sacha Perry. He is an electrifying pianist, like putting your finger in a socket. On Not Brand X, Perry delves into an unusual array of standards, which Perry-ized are anything but “standard. There's a bounce, a swing, but dissonance and sure-handed adventurousness too. You can hear the influence of bebop (and of folks like Bud Powell, Elmo Hope and Thelonious Monk, masters of whom this ...

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Sacha Perry: Eretik

Read "Eretik" reviewed by Eric J. Iannelli

Sacha Perry first emerged out of relative obscurity last year as a member of the Across 7 Street quintet on Made in New York, the second disc in Smalls' ever-expanding catalogue and the one that more or less established the label's prevailing sound: fresh but familiar, accessible but challenging, heady but emotive. Or to borrow others' paradoxical comments on Perry himself: “neither retro nor revival," “extraterrestrial and down to earth," “old but new," “[music] you've never heard before but thought ...


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