Exceptionally expressive solo piano Pam Asberry – UNRAVELING: I’ve often expressed a certain “wonderment” at Pam’s piano work, but her new album is one of the most exceptionally expressive solo piano journeys I’ve ever listened to… before we move on to the new album, though, watch Pam at work from a much earlier album to get acquainted with her grand keyboard style…
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Many artists have composed and performed songs and albums about the CORONA virus pandemic, but few have captured the feelings as clearly as Pam does on “Dark Places“… she brings to life the anxiety and stress of pandemic life that we all felt during the last 2 years or so… if any song merits frequent airplay, it is this 3:46 gem!
Though we all felt those voids, many of us could see the joy of rebirth that the “Bluebird” awakens in us – even on the gloomiest of days, their spirit prevails and shows us the possibilities.
In Portuguese, the word “Saudade” conveys a sense of the loss of something we’ve treasured… Pam’s succinct keyboard phrasing on this song will give you visions of the kind of nostalgic moments we all suffered during the terrible days, months and years of the pandemic; if any song deserves the recognition of an award – this is one of them!
One of the clear lessons of life during (and after) the CORONA virus came to visit is how important it is to emerge from the gloom and rise like a butterfly from the cocoon… on the closer, “Metamorphosis“, Pam gives us a glimpse at how glorious it feels to rise again… yes, we may be “different” than we were before, but that’s all a part of moving forward… a simple, yet stunning, song.
I give Pam a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with a (perfect) “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 5.00… which means she also gets a “PICK” from me for “best solo piano pandemic memories”. Get more information on Pam’s BandCamp page for the album. Rotcod Zzaj
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