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Eugene Maslov: The Fuse Is Lit

Russian emigre Eugene Maslov brought his classical background, prodigious technique and love for jazz with him when he landed in Los Angeles in 1989. He tried the Apple for a while, played Carnegie Hall and assorted jam sessions, but he wasn’t in a New York state of mind and moved to Philadelphia in 2000.

When his manager, former Jazz Crusader Stix Hooper, became an exec with Mack Avenue Records, Maslov emigrated from Brownstone Records to Mack Ave. This is his third album for the label. Enough bio. Now for an even shorter review: Maslov is a monster on piano.

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