Borah Bergman

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Borah Bergman is a volatile free jazz pianist who also plays with a fractured lyricism whenever he turns thoughtful (which is often--see "Poignant Dream"). Keeping the listener spinning even more, Bergman is ambidextrous, so his left hand can be just as busy as the right throughout these relentless improvisations. None other than John Zorn recorded Bergman in a deliberately slower cantorial mode on MEDITATIONS for Zorn's own Tzdaik label. And while that album is an good place to start for the uninitiated, this fresh 1985 solo piano outing on the Italian Soulnote label is also highly recommended.

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