The word “masterpiece” can be overused, but not in this case. Pianist Kenny Werner’s The Space is a masterpiece. The songs, composed mostly by the pianist, are at moments as ethereal as the album’s title might imply. Whether he’s playing a ballad or a more breezy standard, Werner’s artistry and  pianissimo is rich, mesmerizing and immensely beautiful. Werner truly amazes on this fantastic solo recording.