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Colin Vallon Trio, "Rruga"

Maybe the only jazz recording released in 2011 to draw musical cues from Turkish folk and Thom Yorke, this album from the young, Swiss-born pianist advances a longtime legacy of European jazz with empathetic ensemble playing and a rich variety of textured, evocative twists that sidestep convention. Pictured: Samuel Rohrer, Colin Vallon and Patrice Moret.
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