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Michael Cain: Circa

Pianist Michael Cain possesses a fresh perspective encompassing classical, jazz and non-Western. Although just 30, he’s had substantive associations with Jack DeJohnette, Dewey Redman, Anthony Cox, Oliver Lake, Dave Holland, James Newton and the New American Orchestra. With training at North Texas and the California Institute of Arts, his stylistic compass, to say the least, is broad. Cain is also a professor of music at the Eastman School of Music.

Here, in the good company of saxophonist Peter Epstein and trumpeter Ralph Alessi, the pianist sails the pan-stylistic seas with an adventurous approach at once abstract and accessible.

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