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Misako Kano: Breakthrew

Among the pleasures of listening to pianist Kano is the intimacy with which she conveys her musical ideas-each note and every musical turn of a phrase deliberately delivered between the beat. Even the most fleeting piano runs on “Waltz for Rachel” and “Breakthrew”-a wistful ballad that provides the most effective forum for Kano’s expansive abilities-are restrained, yielding in favor of style and substance.

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