With each new recording the brilliant, young pianist Michael Kaeshammer releases, he digs deeper into the jazz tradition while carving out his own unique musical vision. On his latest CD, Strut, Kaeshammer follows-up the New Orleans-inspired ‘No Strings Attached’, and award winning debut, ‘Tell You How I Feel’, with an even deeper, funkier and more playful exploration of the music’s roots. Strut demonstrates his continued growth as a stylist, composer, and, on a sultry reading of Comes Love and a Professor Longhair-inspired version of Cry To Me, and emerging talent as a soulful vocalist. There’s not a brighter star on the jazz horizon.
Nominated for a 2004 ‘Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year’ Juno Award!