By: Chris Spector, Midwest Record

Apparently those cats from over there still think America has streets paved with gold. A cat with a thriving career in Ukraine music and film ditches to it come over here on a scholarship and basically start over. With his established chops in tow, we’re not dealing with a beginner here that’s learning the ropes from jump. Trying on several styles in his mostly original program, he impresses at all stops. A tasty jazz piano led date, this set is heavy on listening music even though it’s loaded with bebop underpinnings. Quite the auspicious debut.

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