Date: Jul 29th, 2013 · Tags: Jazz CD Reviews

“Point Of View Redux”–the eight-minute-long opener on pianist Eldar Djangirov’s Breakthrough–doesn’t exactly say it all, but it says a hell of a lot. A firmly delivered flourish flies through the air in the opening seconds, a rollicking riff sets things in motion as titan-like technique powers the warp-speed explorations that follow, things take a bluesy turn for a spell, and Djangirov generates enough energy to power an entire city block along the way. This aptly-titled number serves as a musical manifesto-of-sorts, as Djangirov wears his likes on his sleeve–and in his hands; this album is, indeed, a breakthrough, but not a completely unexpected one…

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Eldar Djangirov: Breakthrough