Isaiah J. Thompson, ‘The Power of the Spirit’ (Blue Engine) | Review

By James Rozzi Somewhat of a rarity among younger jazz musicians leading their own groups, pianist Isaiah J. Thompson prioritizes his audience’s capacity to comprehend and appreciate his music. All eight originals on Thompson’s third leader date, recorded live at NYC’s Dizzy’s Club, supply the sophistication listeners come to expect from state-of-the-art jazz while retaining

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