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Laura Dubin Trio: Live At The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Read "Live At The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Ambition is certainly in no short supply for pianist Laura Dubin, as evidenced by this two-disc live recording from the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in 2016. On 21 cuts, she not only surveys an exceptional range of jazz piano styles, from stride to bebop to modal; she also brings in the classical tradition, with jazz-inflected ...

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Laura Dubin Trio: Live At The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Read "Live At The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Despite the cartoonish CD cover illustration, depicting a smiling Laura Dubin seated at a grand piano, and perhaps giving the false impression that this is a jokey album, the music surely proves otherwise. This ambitious double album of a live performance on July 2nd, 2016 contains many surprising and engaging pieces. Opening with Steve Allen's “This ...