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The rigorous pursuit of musical virtue can lead any number of places within jazz's ever-expanding borders. And keyboardist Jamie Saft embodies that notion, refusing to turn out a succession of recordings that might be thought to placate a single, certain type of listener. If you want to hear an organ trio render dub in the 21st century, listen to Bad Brains frontman H.R. let loose over top of that same group or take in Cyro Baptista's squiggling percussion across the troupe's Jamaican-derived simplicity, Saft's New Zio Trio is there to help. Need a stunningly beautiful and evocative set of acoustic solo piano? Saft recently issued Solo A Genova (RareNoise). Maybe a bit of jazz-rock stuff? He can do that, too. - DownBeat Magazine Editors' Pick
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