Music Review: 'Blessed Quietness' | EW.com

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Blessed Quietness On his first solo album Blessed Quietness, piano wunderkind Cyrus Chestnut attacks a collection of hymns, spirituals, and carols with...Blessed QuietnessJazz On his first solo album Blessed Quietness, piano wunderkind Cyrus Chestnut attacks a collection of hymns, spirituals, and carols with...1996-12-06
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Blessed Quietness

Genre: Jazz; Lead Performer: Cyrus Chestnut

On his first solo album Blessed Quietness, piano wunderkind Cyrus Chestnut attacks a collection of hymns, spirituals, and carols with subtle intensity. Offering a burnished sound that’s both vintage and contemporary, Chestnut frequently manages the impossible: In his hands, hoary, uh, chestnuts like ”Silent Night” are completely transformed and pulse with quiet emotion. A