From Textura

It takes but a moment for the stylistic character of Miki Yamanaka’s Human Dust Suite to assert itself when “Pre-School” positions itself firmly within a lithe, post-bop universe. The New York-based pianist and vibraphonist drew for inspiration for the opener from Lee Konitz, and truth be told there’s a strong hint of the recently departed legend in Anthony Orji’s smooth alto. The intricate tune could easily be mistaken for one by Lennie Tristano, which also finds Yamanaka branding the performance with a rousing, imposing solo. That extremely satisfying scene-setter paves the way for an equally satisfying collection that bookends the five-part title suite with six standalones, three on each side. Read this full review here.

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