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Frank Carlberg: In the Land of Art

There’s more than a touch of the poet in pianist Frank Carlberg, whose In the Land of Art (Fresh Sound New Talent) features his skillful, often witty adaptations of the work of seven modernist bards including Jack Kerouac, Robert Creeley, Kenneth Rexroth and Gertrude Stein. Echoes of Steve Lacy’s pioneering work in this vein pervade Carlberg’s music-vocalist Christine Correa can’t avoid calling Lacy’s longtime diva (and wife) Irene Aebi to mind-but there’s an ingenuity and freshness to the album that makes a strong case for Carlberg’s own vision.

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