Stanley Cowell

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Pianist Stanley Cowell displays some of his versatility on this Concord CD, performing pieces that range from "It Don't Mean Aa Thing" and Bud Powell's boppish "Wail" to four of his own inventive originals. Most of the tunes are performed in a trio with bassist Santi Debriano and drummer Joe Chambers while guest Steve Coleman (on alto and soprano) helps out on three songs, sounding quite effective on "Sylvia's Place" and "Come Sunday."

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