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Negroni's Trio: Just Three

Read "Just Three" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

One way to keep a piano-led trio from sounding like so many others is to write original music for the group. Another is to take a page out of Jose Negroni's playbook, splitting time between acoustic and electric pianos.

The Puerto Rican composer/pianist taught for 16 years at the Island's Music Conservatory. After moving ...

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Negroni's Trio: Just Three

Read "Just Three" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

On its fifth release, the Miami-based Latin jazz trio led by Puerto Rican-born pianist Jose Negroni continues to explore its various influences, which go from straight-ahead to Caribbean beats, with classically-inspired moments. The disc opens with the rumba-inflected “Fingers," a fast-paced tune that features Negroni on electric piano. The chemistry between the bandleader and his gifted ...