We discovered the music of New York-based jazz pianist Dan Cray while browsing Spotify's Coffee Table Jazz playlist. Cray is a deft composer and improviser, with a nimble, elegant touch at the piano. His latest release Outside In features the song "Where Springs," this week's THURSDAY TRACK PICK .

"I wrote this tune after hiking in the forests of Big Sur," Cray tells Keyboard. "We came upon a natural hot spring underneath the giant redwoods, and it was a breathtaking experience."

For more information on Dan Cray, visit www.dancray.com

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