It’s more than a little staggering to this music critic to encounter a pianist like Alexi Musnitsky, who is one third of my age yet plays with the emotional depth and maturity of someone much closer to my years. However, it’s true—Alexi Musnitsky has only now entered his twenties. When you and your customers (in-store play!) hear this extremely gifted artist, I believe you will be as impressed as I was on my first playing of Zia. Recorded under the watchful gaze of the ace production team of Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton at Imaginary Road Studios, Zia represents a new high watermark, even for that esteemed locale.