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Joel Weiskopf: The Search

Pianist Weiskopf’s debut as a leader is a determined, well-guided trio effort with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Billy Drummond. Younger brother of tenor saxophonist Walt Weiskopf, the pianist displays a committed attack and touch, and an impressionistic sense of harmony reminiscent of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. The group opens with Wayne Shorter’s “Edda,” a bright waltz on which the strength and style of the leader’s playing suggest McCoy Tyner.

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