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Sarah Jane Cion: Summer Night

Read "Summer Night" reviewed by Greg Henry Waters


It takes a lifetime to become a real artist. Mozart, with all his talent, didn't write any mature music until he was twenty-five years old. What a task to take on and Sarah Jane Cion has done just that, with all the pain and non-glory that goes with being an artist. Cion is a pianist who meets this standard and is no copycat.Cion has recruited a group of emotional and sensitive musicians for Summer Nights, and they enrich ...

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Sarah Jane Cion: Summer Night

Read "Summer Night" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Ms. Cion's follow up to Moon Song will not disappoint; she is a major dynamo in a quiet and lyrical sort of way.

Sarah Jane Cion, the jazz pianist-composer, has a beautiful consistency about her. For her follow up to last year's well-received Moon Song, she has chosen another nocturnal title, Summer Night. Her compositions on both recordings allude to nature in all its manifestations. “The Pond Beneath the Moon," “Moon Song," and “Suncycle" from Moon Song parallel well with ...

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Album Review

Sarah Jane Cion: Summer Night

Read "Summer Night" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Ms. Cion's follow up to Moon Song will not disappoint; she is a major dynamo in a quiet and lyrical sort of way.

Sarah Jane Cion, the jazz pianist-composer, has a beautiful consistency about her. For her follow up to last year's well-received Moon Song, she has chosen another nocturnal title, Summer Night. Her compositions on both recordings allude to nature in all its manifestations. “The Pond Beneath the Moon," “Moon Song," and “Suncycle" from Moon Song parallel well with ...

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Album Review

Sarah Jane Cion: Moon Song

Read "Moon Song" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


A New Face on Jazz. Sarah Jane Cion, the conservatory-trained (the New England Conservatory) phenomenon, was awarded First Place in the 1999 Great American Jazz Piano Competition in Jacksonville Florida. From there she found her way into the arms of Naxos Jazz, which has now has produced her first recording as a leader, Moon Song. She is a well-schooled musician (teaching at Tufts) without being academic. Cion has previously recorded with Marian McPartland, Mike Stern, Antonio Hart and Herve Jeanne. ...

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Album Review

Sarah Jane Cion: Moon Song

Read "Moon Song" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


A New Face on Jazz. Sarah Jane Cion, the conservatory-trained (the New England Conservatory) phenomenon, was awarded First Place in the 1999 Great American Jazz Piano Competition in Jacksonville Florida. From there she found her way into the arms of Naxos Jazz, which has now produced her first recording as a leader, Moon Song. She is a well-schooled musician (teaching at Tufts) without being academic. Cion has previously recorded with Marian McPartland, Mike Stern, Antonio Hart and Herve Jeanne. On ...


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