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George Genna: Chain of Events

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One listener's opinion concerning the necessary components for a successful piano trio outing: one, the bass/drum combo have to rise above the accompanist rolls for an assertive and imaginative rhythm approach. Two, the melodic voice must be a strong one; and three, chances must be taken, the listener surprised.Keith Jarrett's Up For It (ECM Records, 2003) and Brad Mehldau's Anything Goes (Warner Brothers, 2004) are two recent examples that follow, in their individualistic ways, this formula. As does ...


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