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Spike Wilner: La Tendresse

Read "La Tendresse" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There are few greater champions of the old and new in jazz than pianist/club owner/musical antiquarian Spike Wilner. His role in resuscitating and running one of the most important night spots for jazz in New York--Smalls Jazz Club--has made him a hero to those who frequent that bastion of musical integrity, but he's also revered as ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Spike Wilner: La Tendresse

Read "La Tendresse" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Joy.

But having been told that one word reviews aren't sufficient, how about this: Pianist Spike Wilner's disc La Tendresse is pure joy.

Wilner can probably best be described as an old soul occupying a modernist corpus. His foundations in ragtime and stride piano inform the music heard here, but like Thelonious Monk, he ...