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Wide Open Window

Label: Khaeon World Music
Released: 2003
Track listing: All Through the Night; New August Tune; Wide Open Windows; From This Moment On; A Rare Appearance; Speak My Name; Just One of those Things; You and the Night and the Music; A Wonderful Guy; Sanctus.

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Deanna Witkowski: Wide Open Window

Read "Wide Open Window" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

New York-based pianist Deanna Witkowski opens up Wide Open Window with the first of three Cole Porter tunes, a trio workout of "All Through the Night" with enough harmonic liberties to rend the tune nearly unrecognizable; but it's still a lovely, energetic rendition, an up-tempo romp over a flexible rhythm. It's a trio again for "Just ...

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Deanna Witkowski: Wide Open Window

Read "Wide Open Window" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

This is Deanna Witkowski’s second album. Her debut was Having To Ask, and if anything, it proves she has abundant talent as a pianist and as a writer. Witkowski sets her path with an accent on lyricism. Even when she deconstructs the melody, there is a sense of time and space and beauty. Add her sense ...

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Deanna Witkowski: Wide Open Window

Read "Wide Open Window" reviewed by AAJ Staff

A quick listen to Wide Open Window doesn't really set off any special alarms. It's not the kind of record that reaches out and grabs you, begs attention, or highlights some dramatic revolution in style. But then that doesn't seem to be what pianist Deanna Witkowski is after, really. At the tender age of 30, she's ...

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Deanna Witkowski: Wide Open Window

Read "Wide Open Window" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

New York pianist/singer/composer Deanna Witkowski is perhaps the leading protégé of the famous Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés. That alone should make most folks stand up and take notice. Her Kheaon Records debut, Wide Open Window, should make the remainder rise. Her music potently reveals the influence of Valdés, but this influence in no way smothers Witkowski’s ...


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