Sunday, August 12, 2012

CD Review – Linger Longer, by Laura McMillan

Laura McMillan’s latest album presents twelve solo piano tunes that have as their main theme the idea of staying in the moment, even a little bit after the moment has passed.

The tracks themselves have that quality of being in the now. Some music doesn’t register until long after it has stopped playing, and that may not be a result of the music itself, but rather other things that distract or preoccupy us. McMillan’s compositions, however, demand your attention as you listen to them, but not in an overbearing way. Her graceful, nuanced performances draw you in gently, allowing you to enjoy each masterful keystroke and flash of brilliant phasing.

McMillan has succeeded in creating a work that not only inspires us to linger longer in moments that matter, but also helps us to commemorate those moments with beautiful music.

--Raj Manoharan


  1. Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to review 'Linger Longer'. Your words about my music really touched my heart.

  2. My pleasure, Laura.

    I wish you the best of luck with the CD.

    Anyone who enjoys solo piano music will not be disappointed.

    Take Care!