Dan Schrage is an American pianist who has caught our attention with his illusive, finely written and intimately recorded, recently released "East".
Taking off on an inviting melody, the music instantaneously makes a promise of a rich experience and keeps it too all throughout its several movements. The composer has clearly taken the time to not only develop the core of each movements, but also to make sure they connect tactfully and smoothly, which is not to say that the composition is lacking leaps of faith - as the listener will experience, Dan Schrage has a courageous heart and is unafraid of taking chances, represented in beautifully placed occasional dissonance, rubato and unexpected sweeps.
An absolute gem in its own genre, here's "East":
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