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Steve Cohn: The Beggar and The Robot in Diamonds

It’s nice to be made aware of artists you haven’t heard of previously who, in this age of prefab and predictability, can go their own way convincingly. Such are my feelings on# hearing Steve Cohn and readers who like free jazz (remember free jazz?) should seek him out. Cohn plays piano primarily, and sounds like he has absorbed something from modern classical composers like Boulez or Xenakis. Whatever his influences, he has a unique and often intriguing instrumental voice.

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