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Music Review: 'Live at the Village Vanguard'

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Live at the Village Vanguard (Music - Tom Harrell)

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Tom Harrell, Junko Onishi
Producers:
RCA Bluebird
genre:
Jazz

We gave it an A-

Pianist Onishi, 27, is a fleet and fearless improviser, a genuine jazz musician who can rethink a classic like Berlin’s ”Blue Skies” or toss off gorgeous instant melodies. On her second American album, she benefits from the great rhythm section of ex-Wynton Marsalis drummer Herlin Riley and bassist Reginald Veal. Onishi’s one flaw: occasional muddy sound. B+

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