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on July 7, 2014
Bill Charlap is certainly one of today's finest "keeper's of the flame" in jazz piano. He has a certain style of playing that is very rooted in the jazz tradition, but still sounds very fresh and personal.

I would strongly recommend this record to anyone who likes jazz piano, and any music student interested in studying more of this style. Charlap's use of dynamics, inclusion of verses in standard songs, and sparse single lines are far more evocative than quite a bit of jazz piano. He is in many ways a nice contrast to chops heavy players such as Oscar Peterson, or those influenced by him. Not better, just different. This is also an interesting contrast to the more modern, abstract approach of Brad Mehldau.

Charlap's playing with Peter Washington and Kenny Washington is approachable, emotive and swinging. It is warm enough to attract a non-jazz enthusiast, but deep and powerful enough to really give students of jazz something to aspire to. Look for anything else with other members of his trio as well. Kenny Washington is an amazing and under-appreciated drummer outside of New York.
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on August 20, 2017
Anything Bill Charlap does it great, and especially with Peter Washington and Kenny Washington. Great music for a dinner party or a relaxing meal for two, an afternoon on the deck, etc.--very enjoyable no matter where or when.
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on August 22, 2017
Love Bill Charlap's work! Another classic recording!
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on May 29, 2017
Charlap is a master of the light touch. I attended a set at Dizzy's Coca-Cola club on 5/27. Fred Hersch was in the audience
E P Morgan
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on February 11, 2015
Why haven't I heard of this marvelous man prior to now? This music made me shake my head in dis belief. His mastery of the key board reminds me of the old masters if jazz. Bill Charlap has another new fan!

Sharon Melville
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on August 27, 2017
Charlap is always excellent with a diverse repertoire. His Autumn in New York is haunting.
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on May 16, 2016
Charlap is no new music guy, but he and his trio play the standards about as well as they could be played. Great jazz!
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on January 30, 2011
I lucked into hearing a portion of this live trio session one day on satellite radio. The sublime version and piano solo on "Autumn Leaves" is reason enough to buy the CD. At a minimum add Autumn Leaves to your Ipod selections. You wont regret it. Charlap deserves greater exposure beyond the cognoscenti in Manhattan. The way music used to move me is all here.

J.B.
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on December 25, 2015
It never leaves slot #2 of my CD changer except at Christmas. Slot #1 is Leon Fleisher's 'Two Hands'
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on November 3, 2014
I really like this CD, it makes me want to find a cozy little cafe somewhere and get comfortable. Bill Charlap's easy style really puts you there.
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