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Music Review: 'Blessed Quietness'

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Blessed Quietness

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Cyrus Chestnut
genre:
Jazz

We gave it an A

On his first solo album Blessed Quietness, piano wunderkind Cyrus Chestnut attacks a collection of hymns, spirituals, and carols with subtle intensity. Offering a burnished sound that’s both vintage and contemporary, Chestnut frequently manages the impossible: In his hands, hoary, uh, chestnuts like ”Silent Night” are completely transformed and pulse with quiet emotion. A

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