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Erik Deutsch: Falling Flowers (LoHi)

The keyboard skills of Erik Deutsch have landed him in wide-ranging settings, including but not limited to adventurous jazz (Steven Bernstein, Nels Cline) and jam bands (Leftover Salmon). On his own albums, of which Falling Flowers is number six, he isn’t afraid to switch stylistic gears between songs. The mood from start to finish exudes good … Read More “Erik Deutsch: Falling Flowers (LoHi)”

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Erik Deutsch: Demonio Teclado

Charlie Hunter’s former keyboardist steps out in funky fashion on his groove-oriented third recording as a leader. Smarter and more accomplished than standard jam-band fare, Demonio Teclado nonetheless has that sort of crossover appeal. Playing electric piano, Deutsch emulates Joe Sample on Ike Turner’s “Getting Nasty,” which features a quirky steel guitar solo by Glenn … Read More “Erik Deutsch: Demonio Teclado”

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Erik Deutsch: Hush Money

Unlike 2007’s Fingerprint, this is no jazz outing. Instead, keyboardist-composer Erik Deutsch has artfully crafted layers of keys, guitars (courtesy of John Goldberger), woodwinds (Mike McGinnis) and bassoon (Sara Schoenbeck) into a bounty of appealing instrumental pop exotica. From the Bruce Hornsby-ish title track to the grungy tango “Black Flies” to atmospheric pieces like “Flytrap” … Read More “Erik Deutsch: Hush Money”

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