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John Law is a remarkably versatile musician, classically trained yet also schooled in improvisation and modern jazz. On this latest trio CD, there are pieces that reference Bach, Thelonious Monk and Oskar Schlemmer, but it’s Law’s assured touch and rippling runs, his compositional nous with melody and groove, that most impress. I particularly liked the title track (named after a star constellation), with its multi-layering of parts in the piano; the gorgeous romanticism of The Quiet Dignity of the Minor; and the magical feel of Counting Snowflakes, interlaced with glockenspiel. Goloubev and Sirkis are a sprightly, supportive rhythm team, while an occasional, deftly applied touch of electronics or exotica is the icing on this richly satisfying slice of trio jazz.

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