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Lorraine Desmarais: Lorraine Desmarais

Canadian pianist Lorraine Desmarais is a power-packed dynamo whose right-hand forays and left-hand jabs keep everything in motion. Joined at the summit by bassist Michel Donato and drummer Magella Cormier, Desmarais negotiates a program of powerful originals. Equally important to the date’s success is the presence of Tiger Okoshi whose soulful trumpet evokes a Milesish-glow. On “New Morning,” Okoshi’s bold trajectories electrify a canvas already charged by Desmarias’ incendiary pianistics.

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