Title: East of the Sun
Artist: Kocour, Michael
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
Pianist Michael Kocour brings many gifts to this solo piano recording of gems from the Great American Songbook: melodic creativity, harmonic acuity, swinging rhythmic gait, supple technique, an elegant touch, and bell-like tone, ebullient spirit and refined taste. But lording over all these qualities is this meta truth: Kocour is a compelling storyteller whose playing reaches across the footlights, pulling listeners inside the music where magic happens on the fly. Each improvisation here reveals the cohesive scaffolding and clarity of a tightly constructed short story - while the natural flow of Kocour's phrasing contains myriad unexpected details that suggest subtle plot twists. Blink and you'll miss them."Mike Kocour's careful yet fearless choice of notes and intervals come from the deepest grotto of his heart... a breath of fresh air in an asphyxiating world. Listen to him - as I do." - BENNY GOLSON
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