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Laszlo Gardony: Dig Deep

Because the piano trio is the most popular format in jazz, and because a new jazz piano monster turns up at least once a month (many from outside the U.S.), competition is fierce. Laszlo Gardony is a capable pianist. But its title notwithstanding, Dig Deep lacks the depth to stand out in a crowded field.

Gardony has a concept. He believes that infectious grooves can be made from odd meters and changing time signatures. His inspirations are pianists like Bobby Timmons and Les McCann and Ramsey Lewis. Gardony wants to add a new dimension to their gospel and funk through rhythmic complexity and “new types of harmonic consonances and tensions.”

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