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Jarmo Savolainen: True Image

Pianist Jarmo Savolainen packs a wallop of melodic invention, rhythmic thrust, and improvisational gusto on his latest effort, True Image, a magnificent collection of mostly originals and three oddities that displays his deft technical facilities as well as his imaginative vision as a composer. Fronting a quartet and quintet that are propelled by drummer Billy Hart and anchored by bassist Ron McClure, Savolainen’s gracefully fluid piano passages both underscore the music with colorful chromatic chords and an edgy percussive verve.

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