American-born Montreal resident Herskowitz has won wide acclaim as a composer and principally as an imaginative improv piano soloist (virtuoso, so called by the NY Times no less). On this live-off-the-floor recording at Montreal hot spot Upstairs Bar & Grill, the Julliard grad jazzes up Bach, gives his own Keith Jarrett spin to a pair of Gershwins, rags Petrucciani, breaths life back into Brubeck and slips in a couple of his own panoramic pavanes to complete this almost 70-minute reverie in black and white. For piano and audio enthusiasts this is IT!
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