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Shades of Gray
Billy Barber
Shades of Gray
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
 
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All Artists: Billy Barber
Title: Shades of Gray
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Digital Music Products, Inc.
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 089672044529, 089672044543

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A virtuoso displays all styles
nobluff@aol.com | Boca Raton, USA | 04/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Shades of Gray is a sampler of Gershwin, Copeland, Beethoven, Haydn, and Billy Barber. I don't know who Billy Barber is, or where he has gone, but he has left us, in the wake of his life, this singular, remarkable disc, clasical and inventive, jazzy and rhythmic, and it will be, forever, music that we will point to as inventive and dramatic. I can only ask, where have you gone, Billy Barber??"
No Electronics
John P Bernat | Kingsport, TN USA | 05/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Here, Billy Barber uses the full range of electronic recording capability enirely in partnership with acoustic piano. The results are startling.

"Piano" means "soft." It's a contraction for "Pianoforte," meaning "softloud." And digital recording is ideal for the piano in a studio.

Barber's playing has been better elsewhere - my favorite recording story is his inversions of "Happy Birthday." As we learn in the liner notes, he did this as a series of tonal inversions of the traditional song in order to thrill his mother for her birthday. How long would it take her to identify the simply little song he was playing?

When I think of my deceased mother, I imagine myself playing that for her and wondering how long it would take before she recognized the tune...happy birthday, mom."
A virtuoso displays all styles
nobluff@aol.com | Boca Raton, USA | 04/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Listen to this disc. It is astounding piano music!Billy Barber plays songs that sound like Gershwin, Copeland, Beethoven and Haydn but they are Billy Barber. Who is he? Where has he gone? He is a Boogie-Woogie Listz, a dancing Mozart, a Billy Joel with a pedigree -- LISTEN TO THIS DISC! All I want to know is : Where are you, Billy?? Please give us more! I don't know who Billy Barber is, or where he has gone, but he has left us , in the wake of his life, this singular, remarkable disc, clasical and inventive, jazzy and rhythmic, and it will be, forever, music that we will point to as moving and and dramatic. Where are you , Billy Barber??"