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David Kikoski: Lighter Way

Ernest Hemingway once famously said that good writers need built-in crap detectors. The rule also applies to jazz musicians.

When I first put this album in my CD player and heard a synthesizer repeating cloying, twittering little melodies, I thought something was wrong. I thought I had loaded the wrong disc. This was supposed to be an album by David Kikoski, a highly capable pianist whose discography includes substantial recordings like Triangular 2 on Sirocco and Dave Kikoski on Epicure.

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