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Kerong Chok: Good Company

Read "Good Company" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Though still in his twenties, pianist/keyboardist/composer Kerong Chok has been one of the bright young stars on Singapore's jazz scene for a decade. He stepped into the limelight as co-writer, arranger and deft accompanist on singer Rani Singam's Contentment (Inflexion Lines, 2011), and here makes his full debut as leader, on a Hammond organ-flavored set that ...

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Janet Marlow: Good Company

Read "Good Company" reviewed by AAJ Staff

When it starts, you hear synthesizers and plaintive guitar – the start of a typical “smooth” album. Then the theme closes with a catchy three-note pattern and the guitar gets louder. Alex Foster’s alto enters the picture, and the theme seems stronger; the synthesizer also makes like plucked strings. The guitar solo is high and piercing, ...