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Michael Weiss: Power Station

It’s been a long wait for an album led by pianist Michael Weiss, but it’s worth waiting for. The 39-year-old Weiss is an excellent pianist who plays bebop and hard-bop lines with elegance and precision. He has a deft touch and swinging rhythmic sense, with the right dollop of funk and soul.

Weiss’ main association has been a decade with Johnny Griffin’s working group, and he’s also gained experience playing with legends such as Junior Cook. Steeped with this experience and intense assimilation of both the more familiar and obscure hard bop repertory, he is compelling to hear in live performance.

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