The Mirror Puzzle
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||Lester Left Town||Kei Akagi||12:38||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Virtual Drive By||Kei Akagi||8:42||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Bright Eyes||Kei Akagi||5:46||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Too Much Remembered||Kei Akagi||11:20||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Monday's Marilyn||Kei Akagi||7:48||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Splinter Unity||Kei Akagi||13:29||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Mirror Puzzle||Kei Akagi||5:43||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
Kei Akagi has long been a vastly underrated jazz pianist. On this stimulating quartet set with tenor saxophonist Rick Margitza, bassist Charles Fambrough, and drummer Willie Jones III, Akagi digs into five of his originals, Fambrough's "Bright Eyes," and a memorable and lengthy version of Wayne Shorter's "Lester Left Town." Margitza (whose playing on tenor and soprano sometimes hints strongly at John Coltrane) and the alert rhythm section inspire Akagi to some of his finest playing, stretching the hard bop tradition and creating fresh new music.
Years Active: '90s, '00s