Brilliant soulful solo piano Michele McLaughlin – MEMOIRS: There is one primary thing that stands out on all of Ms. McLaughlin’s solo piano albums… what I like to call “pacing”… in my mind, that’s the ability to tell the stories through her instrument with just the right touch, and an uncanny ability to use the “silences” to convey her feelings to the listener in a way that few other players can even hope to achieve… on her latest release, one of the most striking pieces does just that… “My Life With You” speaks volumes, especially when you are able to watch her impressions on video…
…as Michele says, “This is a love song dedicated to the happy place I am in my life right now, and to my love and our life together“, and the video is just stunning in the powerful way it conveys that sentiment to the viewer/listener.
One song that you can sample is the beautiful “Pure Joy“… Michele’s piano just shimmers on this piece, and her joyful spirit will light your way through your own love journey… there’s also a splendid video for this song that will thrill your heart…
…the dance scenes are full of the key ingredient in all great music – LIFE… I predict that this composition will win MAJOR awards, as well as constant airplay ’round the globe!
Regular readers here will know that I’ve been thoroughly enchanted with Michele’s piano work for many years now, with my latest review being for her “Christmas Plain & Simple” album… the moods and pictures she creates for you on this latest release make it even more thrilling… “Peace” is another example of her unique ability to speak to the listener via her keyboards… again, her “pacing” is both eloquent and touching.
Of the dozen sonic gems Michele offers up for your listening pleasure, I found “Winter” to be my personal favorite… while it illustrates a cold & icy landscape, it also passes on a feeling of eternal hope… I predict this performance will be nominated for (& WIN) awards!
Ms. McLaughlin is at the very top of her form on this wonderful and amazing album; she gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating from my ears, as well as a (perfect) “EQ” (energy quotient) rating… meaning that she also gets my “PICK” for “best solo piano beauty”. Visit Michele’s PRE-order page to get more information, view videos and get your advance copy. Rotcod Zzaj
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