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Pamela Hines Trio: Return

Pamela Hines is a capable and tasteful, if relatively undifferentiated, pianist. Her strengths and her limitations are revealed on “I’m Through With Love.” It is one of the great ballads, and when sung by someone like Diana Krall it can be rapt and mesmerizing. There have been surprisingly few instrumental jazz versions, though, and the world was ready for a revelatory piano-trio interpretation. Hines’ methodically chordal encounter with the song is honest and orderly but oddly neutral and objective, leaving no broken hearts in its wake.

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