Nguyen, Tri

Naxos World, 2023CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 29.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 76
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Duos – Alone is a heart-wrenching recording, a musical letter(s) from Tri Nguyen to his distant mother, during the pandemic. She (and his dad) taught him to embrace both Eastern and Western cultures, ancient and modern instruments, illustrated here as Nguyen plays the Vietnamese Dan-Tranh dubbed with his work on the piano. “Innocence Lost” is a peaceful encounter as are “Slipping Away” and “The Wait to the Other Side”. Each of the fourteen selections is paired with letters from Tri to his mother in extensive liner notes, written up to, and after she succumbed to COVID-19. This is a sad but beautiful commemoration.


Publicist: Vivo Musique