Romain Collin’s music is cinematic. Each of the 10 songs on his third album, Press Enter, could be used at a key moment or climactic scene in a film. Given the French-born pianist’s background composing music for movies, this makes sense. His songs build gradually and dramatically, in the manner of rock anthems; Marco Benevento and the late Esbjörn Svensson are obvious kindred spirits. The other two members of Collin’s trio-bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Kendrick Scott-were classmates of his at the Berklee College of Music, and they have his back. This is a solo-free zone, with no room for showoffs.
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