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Stewy von Wattenwyl Generations Band: Live at Marians

Read "Live at Marians" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Swiss pianist Stewy von Wattenwyl blasts into this high energy set, Live at Marians, with a blistering one-two punch of Wes Montgomery's “Fried Pies" and John Coltrane's “Moments Notice." The leader pounds the keys in a McCoy Tyner mode, and saxophonist Eric Alexander sounds raw and just barely tamed. This is not a sound that can be called laidback; this is a gale force wind gusting into town.Von Wattenwyl, a well-versed keyboardist, has a discography that includes a ...

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Stewy von Wattenwyl: Wabash

Read "Wabash" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

It never hurts to have a great CD cover. Wabash, from Swiss keyboardist Stewy von Wattenwyl, features art reminiscent of Miles Davis' sometimes maligned On the Corner (Columbia Records, 1972). But while the Davis cover seemed to project hipness with his cartoon characters, von Wattenwyl's pencil-necked, slouching musicians--beside, upon and within a monolithic music machine--seems to be an invitation to a good, unpretentious straight-ahead listening experience, and that's just what you get with the CD.

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