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Rachel Z

Rachel Z

Rachel Z states it in bold terms: “I’m bailing on jazz. I’ve had it with these kind of biases against electronic instruments. I’m over it.”

The gifted keyboardist-a former member of Steps Ahead whose credits include all the programming, sampling and synth playing on Wayne Shorter’s High Life , similar duties on Al Di Meola’s recent The Infinite Desire as well as two jazzy offerings of her own-was so horrified by the critical reception given Shorter’s High Life, a project that she dedicated a year of her life to, that she’s turned her back on jazz to pursue a purely pop direction on Love Is The Power (NYC Records).

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