Daily Download: "Zack in the Box," Geoff Lapp

Melodic and swinging jazz piano from an underappreciated talent.

By Salon Staff
Published January 2, 2007 11:00PM (EST)

After toiling away for years on the Montreal jazz scene, pianist Geoff Lapp has only recently begun to receive the wider acclaim he so richly deserves. Lapp doesn't do anything groundbreaking, but his playing combines melodic lyricism and swinging R&B in a fashion that brings to mind hard-bop standard-bearers like Horace Silver and Bobby Timmons and serves as a nice change of pace from the impressionist abstractions currently in vogue among young jazz piano lions (like Brad Mehldau and Bill Charlap).

-- D.M.

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