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Joanne Brackeen: Popsicle Illusion

Read "Popsicle Illusion" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Joanne Brackeen is an original, that's for sure. And a very talented original, needless to say. Seeming to go her own way in the inspirations for her music, she also goes her own way during a performance. It's as if she sets out with a foundation for a tune, and then anything goes as she builds ...

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Joanne Brackeen: Popsicle Illusion

Read "Popsicle Illusion" reviewed by David Adler

This virtuosic solo piano outing by Joanne Brackeen gives Chick Corea’s year 2000 solo series a run for its money. It’s also quite a departure from the busier sound of 1999’s Pink Elephant Magic. But like her previous record, Popsicle Illusion is packed with Brackeen’s characteristic exuberance, sophistication, and diverse stylistic command.

Beginning with a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joanne Brackeen: Popsicle Illusion

Read "Popsicle Illusion" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Joanne Brackeen is an original, that's for sure. And a very talented original, needless to say. Seeming to go her own way in the inspirations for her music, she also goes her own way during a performance. It's as if she sets out with a foundation for a tune, and then anything goes as she builds ...

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Joanne Brackeen: Popsicle Illusion

Read "Popsicle Illusion" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Pianist Joanne Brackeen’s Grammy nominated release; “Pink Elephant Magic” easily ranks as one of the top releases of 1999. With her follow up, titled Popsicle illusion - Ms. Brackeen embarks on a solo piano recital that features a series of originals and time honored standards as the jazz public receives yet another extraordinary glimpse of this ...