Saturday, April 05, 2008

Recommended Listening: High Plains by Phillip Aaberg

I first heard this one back in the 1980's I believe. The reason I got it was due to the fact that George Winston said Aaberg influenced his playing.

Well it only takes a minute of listening to the first track to hear the influence. And what a wonder it is!

This CD is sublime in every sense of the word. Aaberg makes a tonal palette out of the piano, coaxing every nuance, every timbre and texture out of it. At times melodic, at times textural .. but at all times a masterpiece.

If you're into New Age piano and you don't own this CD,do yourself a favor and at least listen to it somewhere or buy it outright. I promise, you won't be sorry.

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