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On the Milky Way Express Retreating from the calculated vapidity of her ''smooth jazz'' work, keyboardist Rachel Z shows her formidable stuff in the real-jazz mode of On the Milky Way ExpressJazz Retreating from the calculated vapidity of her ''smooth jazz'' work, keyboardist Rachel Z shows her formidable stuff in the real-jazz mode of 2000-08-18
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On the Milky Way Express

Genre: Jazz; Lead Performer: Rachel Z

Retreating from the calculated vapidity of her ”smooth jazz” work, keyboardist Rachel Z shows her formidable stuff in the real-jazz mode of On the Milky Way Express, on music by her former employer, the great Wayne Shorter. In an acoustic trio format, Z and her female cohorts pay due — if sometimes tentative — respect to Shorter’s compositional genius, in all its angular beauty and assuring urbanity. He is the implied hero here. B