"Another brave album of solo piano, and all originals this time. This pianist has over the past 25 years worked with such (sic) as Abercrombie, Oregon and Steve Reich, as well as being part of the trio Mokave - exploring world music influences along with jazz. His style is cerebral but with guts and emotion. Ostinato figures prominently in some of the pieces. It's somewhat off the jazz mainstream without being a crossover or quoting the classics - though he does treat a theme by James P. Johnson with the reverence a classical composer might give Bach or Handel in a nine-minute Variations spectacular. The quarter-hour-length Banjo Variations is closer to Indonesia musically than to the Antebellum South. Great, clean piano sound taped direct to two-track DAT."
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