Sidney E. from LOUISVILLE, KY Reviewed on 6/30/2009...
First heard on Public TV's during fund raising time, great piano player.
Drawn from the PBS television special
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 08/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In Cape Of Good Hope, contemporary instrumental pianist Jim Wilson presents a series of pieces drawn from his PBS television special. Instrumental in developing a revolutionary MIDI-adaptor for the acoustic piano which allows it to interact with computer sand synths, Jim Wilson is a pioneer in American music technology as well as a consummate composer and performer. Assisted by a series of prominent musicians, the Jim Wilson performance in Cape Of Good Hope includes: Friend (2:30); Susanna (4:14); 'Til I See You Again (4:52); Discovery (4:03); Picasso's Midnight Stroll (5:52); More and More (4:34); Can't Find My Way Home (3:33); Home in the Heartland (4:09); Etheria (4:15); Donna Lynn (2:56); Can't Find My Way Home: Radio Mix (3:34); 'Till I See You Again: Reprise (0:45), and the title piece, Cape of Good Hope (4:45)."
Not an Uncommon sound, but a delightful listen.
Lawrence Ryan | Kansas City, Missouri United States | 02/05/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have to be honest in reviewing this cd.....
I bought it to hear Dan Fogelberg's contribution to it.
I am firstly a Dan Fogelberg fan, if he hums a song....I want it.
Which is close to what he does for "Picasso's Midnight Stroll".
"Picasso's......is a dreamy mysterious song.
Dan lends a very haunting wordless vocal, along with a beautiful female harmony......like two lovers wading through a placid park.
Jim Wilson has once again chosen his accompanying musicians well.Buy this Cd for its simple quality.
It is relaxing and it is soothing.
But don't fall asleep to it.....you may miss its gift.
Each song is a deep breath and sigh.I recommend also "Northern Seascape".
These two sorta go hand in hand!"
Vonnie White | Amarillo, Texas USA | 08/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is very special. The background vocals of Casey Stratton are hautingly beautiful. And Dan Fogelberg on "Picasso's Midnight Stroll" is an added pleasure."