if you haven't heard bob albanese i think you will enjoy his piano.
a native of newark nj where i grew up. attended high school with his dad where we played in the school dance band.
he has some tunes to listen to.  most of his stuff is original

https://www.bobalbanese.com/
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he definitely knows how to play, but that troubling pattern that i see in a lot of contemporary players is going strong with his playing.  that is, there's a lot of music but not a lot of groove.  

i see a lot of players really trying to mess with time, move around the barlines, do things that challenge them i guess, but if i can't connect to the groove of a song (unless it's supposed to be a tone poem of some kind) it's hard for me to really get into it.
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i agree completely.  it sounds closer to european concert music and tends to loose it's african influence.
sounds good to me. just sounds like he was streching out.
i found this thread looking for a totally different one but had to stop here as bob happens to be my online via webcam teacher.

scot, did you take a look at his myspace? i wonder what you think of his "a song a robin sings" as i really like that one.

https://www.myspace.com/bobalbanese

yours, jan
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