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Friday February 14, 2020

From WGBO

Jason Moran Sends a New Valentine, “For Love”
By:NATE CHINEN

“Among the many things Jason Moran has demonstrated over the last 20 years is this: the man knows his way around a love song.

Not that they take up an outsize portion of his song catalog, which tends to focus on ideas, both concrete and abstract. But consider how central the standard ‘Body and Soul’ has been to his expression or the sensitivity he has brought to interpretations of everything from Björk’s ‘Jöga’ to Monk’s ‘Crepuscule with Nellie.’

Now, as a surprise Valentine’s Day drop, Moran has released ‘For Love’ ‘” a solo piano piece in a tender and reflective key. It’s his first new release since a landmark exhibition at The Whitney Museum of American Art last fall.”

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