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Fleur Stevenson: Follow Me

Read "Follow Me" reviewed by Roger Farbey

There are plenty of standards adorning Fleur Stevenson's debut album. This comes in the wake of her career-launching salvo, an EP entitled Introducing Fleur Stevenson, released in 2016. Stevenson possesses an appealing voice and, on the breezy opener “Beautiful Love," proves she can scat as deftly as she can sing Haven Gillespie's memorable words. While the ...

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Jean-Michel Pilc: Follow Me

Read "Follow Me" reviewed by Andrew Durkin

Given the Francophobia that has reared its ugly head in American politics over the last few years, it's a relief to see that Stateside jazz fans, at least, are still open to the contributions of European practitioners of the art form. So, for instance, Jean-Michel Pilc's latest CD, the somewhat generically named Follow Me , has ...

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Jean-Michel Pilc: Follow Me

Read "Follow Me" reviewed by Ken Franckling

French pianist Jean-Michel Pilc has made a name for himself as an adventurous musical explorer. Follow Me is his first solo CD after four trio recordings and one large ensemble project.

The opening title track is sort of an invitation to follow him through his many moods. He shows himself to be a musical ...

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Jean-Michel Pilc: Follow Me

Read "Follow Me" reviewed by Jim Santella

A solo piano album is all about personal expression. The artist chooses to interpret with open harmony or denser measures, tightly packed or open wide. The rhythm, naturally, does not depend on teamwork. The artist is able to follow his muse freely.

Pianist Jean-Michel Pilc captures the essence of jazz and blues; but he also ...