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Music Review: 'Medianoche'

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Medianoche

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Don Grolnick
genre:
Jazz

We gave it an A-

The late pianist and arranger Don Grolnick is best known for his work with such pop stars as James Taylor and Steely Dan, but his jazz roots also ran deep. Grolnick’s final album Medianoche is a zestful Latin jazz project, pulling together compatible musicians ā€” including saxophonist Michael Brecker, bassist Andy Gonzalez, and flutist Dave Valentin ā€” for a program that successfully mixes Grolnick’s catchy originals with standards as well as cleverly rear-ranged jazz compositions by Horace Silver, Wayne Shorter, and Chick Corea. A-

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