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The Piano Duo: Live in Concert

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This CD is the latest production by the small label Green House Music from Wuppertal, Germany - famous for its train which is suspended from a monorail. The cover of the CD explains it all: The Piano Duo: René Pretschner and Melo Mafali Live in Concert featuring Jennifer Lim: Jazz Meets Classic. This live concert was ...

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Lorraine Desmarais Trio: Love

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When I first received Lorraine Desmarais' new CD Love I was taken by the gorgeous picture of the pianist on the cover and the pretty artwork. Since the arrival of fellow Canadian Diana Krall good looks have been a strong marketing tool. But make no mistake, Lorraine Desmarais has been on the scene for a long ...

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Lorraine Desmarais Trio and winds: Bleu Silence

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Bleu Silence is the third album of Montréal based pianist/composer/arranger Lorraine Desmarais on her own label “Les Disques Scherzo". Before founding the label in 1995 Ms. Desmarais recorded three CDs for Radio-Canada as a leader and others as a “side-woman". The material on this CD consists of six original compositions and two standards. Six tracks are ...

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Jessica Williams: Solo Piano Compositions / Jessica Williams Plays for Lovers

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These two CDs recorded in September 2000 are amongst the latest output of Ms. Williams on her own record label. More than 30 CDs recorded for labels like Jazz Focus, HEP and Candid and others (the reviewer owns 28 and knows of three more) make Ms. Williams a very prolific artist. On her own label she ...

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Walter Norris: From Another Star

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Now in his late sixties, Walter Norris is one of the elder statesmen of the Jazz piano. It has been said that these don't grow older, they just become better, which is certainly true in Norris' case. From Another Star is Norris' ninth CD as a leader. Here he teams up with bassist Mike Richmond to ...