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Genres: Jazz, Pop
VIRTUE, the new recording from jazz keyboard virtuoso Eldar affirms his position at the forefront of contemporary jazz and is a fitting follow-up to his 2008 Grammy-nominated album, re-imagination. VIRTUE features guest ap... more »
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VIRTUE, the new recording from jazz keyboard virtuoso Eldar affirms his position at the forefront of contemporary jazz and is a fitting follow-up to his 2008 Grammy-nominated album, re-imagination. VIRTUE features guest appearances by trumpeter Nicholas Payton and saxophonists Joshua Redman and Felipe Lamoglia.
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Ken Blackman | San Francisco, CA | 09/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Very rich, with jagged, dark edges. Have listened many times and am continuing to discover.
I was predisposed to 'Insensitive' -- I'd heard him perform it live before the album came out, and it stuck with me for hours after the concert. What a gem. (Tho I just noticed the coda to Insensitive is kissing cousins to the coda of The Beatles' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)".)
This album is not going to be for everyone. I can say for myself that it's one of my favorites. Highly recommended, and catch him live if he comes to your area."
Alvin King | 09/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Eldar is on his game on this one. If you like driving at night jazz you'll love this collection. If you like Eldar this will blow your mind. His skills and his music comes to a perfect balance on Virtue. The order of the selections flows from number to each wonderful number at the perfect pace. A must for all Jazz and Eldar fans."
Coming into own, and owning
IRate | 04/09/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
Even with a touch that can understandably lack the wisdom of subtly, Eldar's (w/ brilliant backup) breakout release of boldly played compositions is as excitingly engaging a contemporary jazz piano release as any in recent memory, definitively launching the under-appreciated prodigy as a world force of his own."