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Spike Wilner


Spike WilnerKoan

Spike Wilner - piano
Tyler Mitchell - bass
Anthony Pinciotti - drums

koan - a paradoxical anecdote or riddle, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning and to provoke enlightenment.

Pianist Spike Wilner contemplates with passionate reverence and goes all zen on his new release "Koan." With a captivating musical program investigating the paradoxical nature of the mind and exploring the hidden nature of romance, Wilner leads his trio steadily beyond the landmarks of the past while carrying tradition forward into fresh realms of modern melodic improvisation. The message is moving and their statement is solid as Wilner's piano trio shines brightly and swings sweetly behind the able support of bassist Tyler Mitchell and the explosive metrics of drummer Anthony Pinciotti. On "Koan," Spike Wilner lets the music flow through him and succeeds in putting forth an emotionally engaging performance of uplifting joy and brooding intensity that is sure to bring bright moments of intense delight to jazz fans everywhere.