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Roger Kellaway: The Art of Interconnectedness

On this solo album, pianist Roger Kellaway’s keyboard expertise is matched by his inventive versatility. The 12 tracks, recorded live in 1987 at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City, begin with five lyrical pieces. But the album isn’t all steamy- dreamy.

To start his concert, Kellaway fills “You Took Advantage of Me” with impressive arpeggios, and infuses Louis Armstrong’s “Lazy ‘Sippi Steamer Goin’ Home” with melancholia. “Emily” is reverently rhapsodic, and dual homages to Ellington of “Creole Love Call” and “Sophisticated Lady” are eloquently elegant.

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