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Renewing the jazz piano tradition,
This review is from: Avenging Angel (Audio CD)
A musician who has listened deeply to Cecil Taylor and Andrew Hill as well as all the obvious influences on what young pianists play in the 21st century (Monk, Tyner, Duke and the rest). Knotty, ambitious, rhythmically complex and surprising, this is at root beautifully melodic music. Taborn is emerging now as an essential pianist, along with Vijay Iyer. Try Light Made Lighter, which is a trio record and almost as good as this solo performance. Another trio is said to be due from ECM later in 2012. Can't wait.