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Ben Sandmel: Spring 2014 “Sound Advice”

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The following column appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas. Click here to subscribe.

Kindred Spirits: Tom McDermott Honors Louis Moreau Gottschalk

By Ben Sandmel

In New Orleans, a city teeming with extraordinary musicians, Tom McDermott stands out as an especially unique and accomplished multitalent. McDermott is an eclectic pianist, a composer, a music historian, and a sensitive, intuitive accompanist for vocalists and instrumental soloists alike. Virtuoso is not a word to be used lightly, but it’s certainly apt in this instance. Continue reading Ben Sandmel: Spring 2014 “Sound Advice”