Calma is Omar Sosa s fifth solo piano recording. It is a work of singular artistry, featuring Omar s unique and original approach to the genre. The CD is comprised of 13 solo piano improvisations, fusing stylistic elements of jazz, classical new music, ambient and electronica. As the title implies, the overall feeling is relaxed and introspective, the intent being to evoke a mood of reflection and contemplation. The recording features a rarely heard combination of acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano and various electronic effects and sampled sounds. All of these instruments were recorded live together in the studio, without overdubs the artist interacting spontaneously, in real-time, with the various sonic elements. Rhythmically, the feeling of the CD is unhurried and meditative. Sensations of floating and suspension of time prevail. We can imagine the melodic sensibilities of Erik Satie meeting those of Pierre Boulez.
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an outstanding date, a solo piano outing that's introspective but big on emotion, technique and improvisation.
Improvisation is the key here: the melodic ideas and rhythmic shadings have real depth. Not the dry airless recordings Manfred Eicher over produces with Wasilewski, Stenson, Fox and Tord G.not to denigrate them, just the vacuum packed recording quality.
This one is different
Acoustic piano + fender Rhodes+ electronics without overdubs with a focused concept in mind, somewhat meditative melodically
Omar can play in any context: solo duo quartet big band.
He is a major talent.
His development over the years has been exponential while staying true to His unique musical vision and sound.
Spread the word. Better yet, go see him.
What to say?- If you like solo piano (or even if you did not until now) of any genre, do yourself a favor and check out this brilliant recording. You won't be disappointed.
excellent product and excellent service . thanks .
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