Renaissance marks the emergence of a true jazz master. During his years pursuing other aspects of the music business, Gene DiNovi nevertheless has kept a finger on the pulse of jazz and his entire approach to jazz piano playing is imbued with youthful spirit and verve. On this set one can wonder at his crisp touch and surging swing as well as his lyrical, reflective approach to ballads. He unveils more than a few melodic gems by Rodgers, Kern and Arlen, tunes by Kurt Weill, Johnny Carisi and Arthur Johnston as well as three original jewels of his own. This album will alert listeners around the world to the brilliance, artistry and integrity of a true piano master.