Dena DeRose, ‘Ode to the Road’ (HighNote)

Vocalists who accompany themselves on piano have a distinct advantage. The two roles merge into one perfectly attuned performance roadmap. They can see the upcoming curves, speedbumps and detours long before they arrive. Comping unfolds effortlessly and with enhanced lucidity. Clearly, there’s more than intuition at play when the same musician covers both bases. The

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