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"Subtly sailing along in a way that elicits an all-over feel-goodism, the title track for Yaniv Taubenhouse’s new CD, “Perpetuation,” glows like a welcomed candle in the dark. Taubenhouse (trained in several instruments but ultimately drawn to piano) has written songs that melt away the anxieties and uncertainties of daily life.
Slightly bouncy in a nod to the old-school head (perhaps borrowing some DNA from “Satin Doll”), Taubenhouse’s “Introspection” is generous and breezy, growing stronger in the second half until releasing a big sigh to wrap things up. “Pigeon House Blues” (cover your pate!) has the energy of an abundance of pigeons that inhabit his hometown of New York City. One can imagine the grey/sometimes white birds skittering, hopping on sidewalks, resting on city benches. The instrumentation is particularly phenomenal in this track as if the three are one. And even if you’ve heard “Brother Can You Spare A Dime?” enough to last a lifetime, it’s still amazing to listen to a really tight ensemble like this pull it off honoring its heirloom personality while adding a special sizzle that brings it into the present day."
Debbie Burke -Jazz Author
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