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Review: At Any Tempo, Bill Charlap’s Group Is a Power Trio

This image released by Blue Note Records shows album cover art for “Street of Dreams,” by Bill Charlap Trio. (Blue Note Records via AP)
This image released by Blue Note Records shows album cover art for “Street of Dreams,” by Bill Charlap Trio. (Blue Note Records via AP)

(AP) -- “Street of Dreams,” Bill Charlap Trio (Blue Note Records)

Jazz pianist Bill Charlap opens his trio’s latest album with four bars of shifting quarter-note chords, the reliable pulse a compelling contrast to the unpredictable colors he creates.