Sacha Perry


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Sacha Perry, 34 at the time of this trio recording, sounds remarkably like Bud Powell at times, both in his use of single-note lines and chord voicings. What is more impressive than his close emulation of Powell is that Perry wrote all 11 selections on this set, most of which utilize fairly original chord changes and sound like classic bebop. With fine support from bassist Ari Roland and drummer Phil Stewart, Sacha Perry creates a set of music that should delight bebop fans and fool listeners taking "blindfold tests." Although not a major original at this point in time, it is refreshing to hear a pianist who is not influenced by Bill Evans and reaches back to the late '40s for his style. An enjoyable outing.

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