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John Bayless
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
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Musical genius creates an incredible masterpiece
Aaron Mauldin | Bakersfield, California | 01/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw John Bayless a year or two ago in concert and was blown away. The word "genius" does not come close to describing his gift. This CD is breathtaking, brilliantly displaying his talents. My favorites are the large sweeping themes of Cinema Paradisio and Time to Say Goodbye. The CD is easy to listen to over and over again as every piece is a triumph. This music will lift you and float you away."
Aaron Mauldin | 02/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you thought John Bayless could not improve upon his album of piano arrangements of Puccini arias, you were wrong. "Romantica" is a disc of gorgeous melodies, including Italian opera and contemporary film scores. The exquisite arrangements, all by Mr. Bayless, feature solo piano and orchestra, with an occasional tenor thrown in for good measure. This is a recording to listen to over and over and over. It reminds us what great music has emanated from Italy and what great artists live today in the U.S.A. A sensational compact disc!."
Less would be more
Chris Gustafson | 01/24/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I like Bayless's Puccini album--a bit over the top but lovely nonetheless--so took the next step with this one. Quite a disappointment. I like all of the pieces of music he has chosen, but they are hardly recognizable under the excessive embellishment. He also adds other new age instrumentation and voices--odd. So I rate this a 3, or OK. I am getting rid of it, as I have other "straight" versions of the songs I would much rather hear. But if these songs are new to you, you might enjoy them more."