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Pete Malinverni: This Time

In an era where everything tends toward greater speed and density, it’s refreshing to encounter a player like Pete Malinverni. Instead of jamming as many runs into a phrase as possible, Malinverni lets each note ring. In the hauntingly soulful ballad “Psalm 100,” Malinverni’s use of space is as significant as the notes he actually plays. Even at a medium tempo like that taken for “Beautiful Love,” the music breathes.

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