Blanco, Steve

Art of Life, 2008CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 15.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 5
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: This is a well-recorded set, a trio of Sunny Jain (d), Adam Roberts (b) and leader Blanco on piano. The tones, imaging and space are captured well during recording making listening very realistic. The program is mostly originals but also includes jazzy arrangements of Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” and Pink Floyd’s “Us and Them”. The titles are accurate descriptions of the moods. We enjoyed the tranquility of “Final Voyage”, the contrasting emotions on “Sadness & the Madness” and the tribal spirits of the title track including the MP3 bonus “Reprise”. This is a keeper!


Publicist: SV Media Relatons