Timeless musical truths Eric Bikales – Mandala

Timeless musical truths Eric Bikales – MANDALA:  I don’t often think of jazz as “healing” music, but on pianist (and multi-instrumentalist) Eric’s new album (due out in early 2021), he gives us compositions that express timeless musical truths for a world sorely in need… though I didn’t find live videos, you can listen to several of his works when you SUBSCRIBE to Eric’s YouTube topic channel.  You may also enjoy this earlier live performance video…

Eric’s flute work on the beautiful “Honesty” (samples aren’t available yet; I will come back and add them as soon as I’m told they’re available), combined with totally flawless recording and pertinent (yet somehow subdued) percussion, make this 4:39 gem a tune that will be playlisted often by DJ’s (of all stripes) around the globe!

The opening track, “Generosity”, will reach right down deep into your soul… Eric’s keyboard blends wonderfully with stunning bell sounds, percussion and bass to help us move through life with most bountiful blessings… it’s only 3:01, so it will be getting “replay” action often.

I found the 3:51 closer, “Forgiveness”, to be both full-bodied and richly rewarding… Eric’s integration of magical strings into this piece, and his exquisite sense of “pacing”, make it a tune that (completely) merits an award; I predict that it will get one!

One of my favorite instruments is electric piano/Rhodes, and Eric melds those sounds in with acoustic piano in a totally enjoyable weave on “Kindness”… his playing on this gem of a performance will inspire you to reach out to others in that spirit, I’ve no doubt.

My choice for personal favorite of the seven sultry songs offered up for our enlightenment was made by my second listen through the album… “Compassion” features Eric’s fantastic flute playing seamlessly interacting with the other instruments… the song will inspire you to practice charity in new ways with your fellow beings!

I give Eric a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99.  Get more information on Eric’s page for the album.                Rotcod Zzaj

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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