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Piano Portraits
Various Artists
Piano Portraits
Genres: New Age, Classical
 
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Sugo Records is proud to present this collection of sixteen heart warming inpired solo piano works from four of the most gifted pianist in the United States, who have rendered their musical portraits of friends, family, lo...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Piano Portraits
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Sugo Records
Original Release Date: 3/15/1993
Release Date: 3/15/1993
Genres: New Age, Classical
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 013178925228

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Sugo Records is proud to present this collection of sixteen heart warming inpired solo piano works from four of the most gifted pianist in the United States, who have rendered their musical portraits of friends, family, lovers and life's precious moments.

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Outstanding collection of orginal piano work
10/21/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This collection of original piano pieces is simply excellent. This instrumental is melodic, sweet, romantic, soothing and timeless. I find myself leaving this CD in my car day after day without tiring of the melodies. Beautiful!"
Great CD for easy listening
08/24/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I really find this music conducive to relaxation - I use it in my Shiatsu clinic."
Too Much of a Good Thing?
Marc Ruby? | Warren, MI USA | 10/24/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'm fairly familiar with two of the pianists in this collection - Jim Bajor, who is local, and Tom Barabas, to whom I have listened for several years. Until this album I haven't had the opportunity to listen to Stephen Jacob and Christine Brown. They all do their work in the styling of light jazz and easy listening that is often labeled incorrectly as New Age. Sometimes I feel that that phrase is used as a euphemism for anything that is pleasant, rather than its original definition, which had more to do with the meditative nature of the composition. In any case they are all accomplished at their art and worth listening to. It is fair to report that all four musicians produce work that is melodic, technically interesting, and, yes, pleasant to here. None of the pieces demonstrate what I would call the technical brilliance of someone like Jordan Rudess, who drifts in and out of this genre but has a tendency towards keyboeard pyrotechnics. But neither is any of their work plodding or monotonic. 'Very listenable' may not be the highest compliment one can pay a musician, but it is way ahead of whatever is in third place. If I have a complaint to make, it is that, despite different recording studios and instruments, the tonalities are so close that the entire album could have been the product of a single person. Barabas is slightly more adept, Bajor slightly more melodic, Jacob more controlled, etc., but there are no glaring contrasts. I'm not sure if this is a fault or not, since the result is certainly more than acceptable. Given all the overloads that life throws at us, I'm not sure complaining about too much goodness is entirely fair."