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Alexander Baboian: Alex Baboian - Piano Bench

Read "Alex Baboian - Piano Bench" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Jazz trio treatment of classical music is nothing new. French pianist Jacques Loussier has been doing it for 30 years with releases like Bach: The Brandenburgs (Telarc, 2006) and Mozart Piano Concertos 20/23 (Telarc, 2006), among many others. So, Alex Baboian's Piano Bench might not appear as novel as it is. But it is unique in that guitarist Baboian arranges late-Romantic piano compositions for the jazz guitar trio. No Bach, no Mozart, no Beethoven, all are too ...