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Lisa Ullen: Piano Works

Read "Piano Works" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Lisa Ullén is best known for her work with Swiss bassist Nina de Heney, including Carve (2009), Look Right (2013)--both on LJ Records--and Quarrtsiluni (Lamour Records, 2016). Ullén was born in South Korea but raised in Sweden and graduated from the Royal Musical Academy in Stockholm where she studied classical piano. With well over a dozen ...

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Lisa Ullén: Piano Works

Read "Piano Works" reviewed by John Sharpe

Pianist Lisa Ullén has followed her muse big time with Piano Works, a three-CD box-set of unaccompanied pieces, recorded in 2017. A native of South Korea, Ullén grew up and lives in Sweden, where most of her activity remains centered. She may be best known for her work on Anna Högberg's Attack (Omlott, 2016) and the ...

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Various Artists: Piano Works

Read "Piano Works" reviewed by Chris May

An unlikely quartet of pianists to share the same box set, Joachim Kuhn, George Gruntz, Kevin Hays, and Ramon Valle contribute one solo CD apiece, each of them standing up as an individual work. But as it turns out, each of them also complements and is enhanced by its close proximity to the others. The Piano ...