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Album Review

Jarrett Cherner Trio: Expanding Heart

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Forget about “the art of the trio." It's undoubtedly a topic worth discussing when you look at this album, and one that automatically comes up when you look at any piano-centric threesome, but it's a phrase that's been overused. Instead, let's talk about the heart of the trio--how it beats, what it feeds, where it leads, and the manner in which it expands (and contracts) to forward life and development. That's a topic that's more apropos here, as pianist Jarrett ...

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Album Review

Sketches: Volume One

Read "Volume One" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Compositional specificity can be a blessing and a curse. It's easy to understand how having every last instruction set to paper can be helpful when it comes to starting the music making process, but the flip side of that argument is that there's nothing left to actually create if everything is already there in black and white on the page. Jazz, as a form of creative music, has always wrestled to find a balance between structure and ...


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