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Jorn Swart: Malnoia

Read "Malnoia" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The debut from Dutch pianist Jorn Swart--A Day In The Life Of Boriz (Mainland Records, 2013)--presented music with an eccentric tilt crafted by a fairly conventional quartet. This sophomore date continues along an offbeat path, delivering an incredibly absorbing collection of curious curios, but it does so with a less-than-conventional instrumental line-up in place. Malnoia turns the idea of the piano trio on its head. Swart forgoes the hustle and bustle of drums and the ballast of ...