By Tony Scherman
Updated February 17, 1995 at 05:00 AM EST

The Dark Before the Dawn

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CYRUS CHESTNUT The Dark Before the Dawn (Atlantic) Among today’s young jazz pianists, Chestnut is the reigning earth spirit. He takes a wicked delight in pounding the hell out of a keyboard but also has a gentle, wistful streak. If Chestnut can be faulted, it’s for hewing too faithfully to tradition — which is enough to recommend him to plenty of people. A-

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