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Helen Sung Trio: Helenistique

Pianist Helen Sung’s new album is a treat. How could it not be, given that it covers a veritable history of soulful music, from James P. Johnson to Thelonious Monk to Prince? Sung, perhaps eager to prove herself in a crowded field of young jazz pianists, takes on a wide range of material on the immodestly named Helenistique and comes off as a versatile, imaginative and assertive musician.

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