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George McRae: Being Here

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The Fender Rhodes holds a cult status among keyboard instruments. The manufacturer may be defunct today, but enthusiasts continue to write and perform creative music that showcases the electric piano’s funky sound. Chicago pianist George McRae harnesses the Rhodes on his latest album, Being Here, to produce a set of sharp grooves.

To feature the instrument’s sound, McRae chooses a trio format with just bass and drums backing. Moreover, he’s composed the all-originals program in a manner that allows the ...


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