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Marilyn Lerner - Ken Filiano  Lou Grassi


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  "Pianist Marilyn Lerner, bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Lou Grassi played a mostly boisterous program without hesitation, responding to the improvisations of their colleagues with impressive aplomb, even when sounds infrequently produced by their instruments were dominant, including plucking of the piano strings and percussive employment of the bass casing.
The majority of the four sections heard Saturday were heavily indebted to the conventions of progressive jazz, alternating riffs from the three instruments, allotting the most unusual of these to the bass and drums, which soared above the usual jazz texture to startle both the audience and their colleagues at times.
 Lerner is a consummate keyboard artist, sending out great ripples of sound and occasionally rising to her feet to scrape the strings in the piano casing with her right hand while playing harmonic chords with the left. The same unconventional use of his instrument was heard from bassist Filiano, who seemed to take sly pleasure in his solo contributions. Drummer Grassi rocked, using every sonority found in his instruments and then some to propel the improvisation at hand."  By Richard Storm Sarasota Herald Tribune Jan. 21, 2018

"The three give us an album that is thoughtful and full of feeling, expressive and dynamic. It is one of those albums that has so much to offer musically that it takes a few listens to fully digest. Highly recommended. A piano trio in full flower, playing an unhindered and inspired set. Check it out." Grego Edwards Gapplegate Music Review

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YouTube Videos
New College Florida 1/20/18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=597&v=pqetAT0eV6A

Lerner/Filiano/Grassi live at the Hurta Cordell Festival, Madrid, Spain January 27th, 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eggTBA4hQeU

Marilyn Lerner, Ken Filiano, Lou Grassi, May 20, 2012 Firehouse Space, Brooklyn, New York http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMhJ7Acx6HM






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