Michael Weiss, “Persistence” (Cellar Live)

As jazz composers continue to develop and expand compositional formats, their endeavors sometimes leave listeners wondering where the tune leaves off and the improvisations begin. Not so with veteran pianist Michael Weiss’ compositions. Unlike many of today’s trendy and enigmatic “through-composed” pieces, Weiss’ tunes sound like tunes — easy on the ears and deceptively basic. 

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