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Kenny Werner: Lawn Chair Society

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Thirty years and 20 albums after issuing his first record as a leader, pianist Kenny Werner has made it to the Blue Note label. He arrives with a major statement that is both political and personal.

Lawn Chair Society feels like two albums woven in and around each other. Some of it is cultural commentary; some of it is the fruits of Werner’s own grief after losing his 16-year-old daughter, Katheryn, in a car accident. All of it is a mature modern jazz that seamlessly marries acoustic and electronic aesthetics.

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