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John Boswell
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
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All Artists: John Boswell
Title: Trust
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Label: Hearts of Space
Original Release Date: 5/5/1998
Release Date: 5/5/1998
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: Meditation, Instrumental, Adult Contemporary, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025041108522, 025041108546, 0250411108523, 025041110853, 025041110852

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From Solo Piano Publications
Kathy Parsons | Florence, OR United States | 02/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Trust" is the first recording in a trilogy that includes John Boswell's 1999 release, "Love". It received the 1998 GLAMA award for Best Male Artist, and is a shining example of the power and subtlety of solo piano. Boswell's years of classical training show in his masterful playing, but his composing style is always fresh and contemporary. Deeply emotional and evocative, Boswell's compositions express feelings and experiences that are both very personal and, at the same time, universal. "Trust" plays beautifully as an accompaniment to quiet activities - the tone is even throughout - , but each of the pieces is strong and unique for concentrated listening enjoyment as well.My favorite piece on "Trust" is "Angel in the Ice". It is a short piece that sounds deceptively simple. The melancholy melody sparkles as light would flicker off ice - cool but so compelling in its beauty. I hit the "repeat" button on my CD player all the time with this one! The album opens with "Take My Hand", a lyrical blending of a flowing melody line and gently persuasive chords and arpeggios. "On the Wind" is freer and more abstract - hints of Debussy and Satie - very sweetly so. The notes in the upper registers of the piano sparkle like a "fairy" dandelion seed floating in the breeze. "From the Heart" is the original version of the song "When You Take My Hand" on "Love" - I like this piano solo best. "I'll Carry You Through" is a breath-taking duet with Boswell and cellist Martin Tillman - sad and poignant, but absolutely gorgeous. Cello and piano make such a sensual pair, and these two artists blend together so beautifully. The title track is a bit more upbeat and seems to smile in its confidence. "Are You There" is full of sadness and loss. "Glimpse of Time" is a slow waltz that once again suggests a bit of Satie - simple rhythmically, but complex harmonically, gentle all the way. This is a favorite of mine - very haunting. "Cloud Vision" closes this exceptional album on a peaceful and introspective note. I discovered the music of John Boswell about six months ago, and he has become one of my favorite composers. I highly recommend "Trust"."
A Spiritual Experience
Jeff Templin | Kansas | 11/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Trust was my first exposure to John's music. I'm sorry that it took me so long to discover his talent. I've heard samples of his other c.d.s and they are good but Trust is really inspired stuff. He was really locked into his "higher-self" when composing and performing these pieces, each and every one of which is beautiful in their own distinct way. These pieces are profoundly moving to me and speak to my soul. There is such a feeling of peacefulness to his work. This c.d. always manages to lift my soul. His style and gift for writing lovely melodies reminds me greatly of George Winston's work. You can't go wrong with this c.d. in my opinion."
Beautiful, nurturing, expressive piano music, played w/heart
Jeff Templin | 08/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoy listening to this CD while in the bath, receiving a massage, or enjoying a romantic, candle lit dinner. In other words, the music is nurturing and goes with other nurturing activities. Very melodic, sometimes soaring, always uplifting."