By Matt Diehl
December 06, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST

Blessed Quietness

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  • Music
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  • Jazz

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

Blessed Quietness

type
  • Music
Genre
  • Jazz
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