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On this ambitious recording, keyboardist <img src='//www.allaboutjazz.com/photos/profile/thumb_img_app/richardsussman_4737_60x60_618437493.jpg' _cke_saved_src='//www.allaboutjazz.com/photos/profile/thumb_img_app/richardsussman_4737_60x60_618437493.jpg' class='pic-float pic-60 pic-round' alt='Richard Sussman' /></a><div class="tooltip-text"> <a href="//musicians.allaboutjazz.com/richardsussman" _cke_saved_href="//musicians.allaboutjazz.com/richardsussman"><strong>Richard Sussman</strong></a><br />piano</div></div>" data-html="true" data-original-title="" data-placement="top" data-toggle="popover" data-trigger="focus" role="button" tabindex="0" title="">Richard Sussman draws together several seasoned jazz veterans with the Sirius Quartet for a stimulating, genre-defying album of music. Built around Sussman's five-part "Evolution Suite," the record's guiding theme is also a gesture toward the transcendence of stylistic boundaries that animates Sussman's music. By utilizing conventional jazz, fusion, contemporary classical and a good dose of computer-generated electronics, Sussman is clearly making a statement about the importance of moving beyond pre-established categories in the quest to make truly original music. 

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