Sunday, January 19, 2014

CD Review – Reflections, by Danny Wright

Danny Wright reflects on his nearly three-decade career with this collection of 17 originals and one cover, each dedicated to an individual who was instrumental in the pianist's life and calling.

In his liner notes, Wright draws attention to Ann Nestler (to whom the cover song “Moonlight in Vermont” is dedicated) for playing his music exclusively in her Primrose Garden gift store in Vermont beginning in 1985.

The album represents the breadth and range of Wright's composing and performing capabilities, which are tremendous. All of the compositions are inspired (and not just by those to whom they're dedicated), showcasing Wright's musical creativity, sensitivity, and thoughtfulness. And the playing is top-notch, a result of Wright's masterful command of the keyboard.

Those who enjoy classy, elegant solo piano music will not be disappointed.

--Raj Manoharan

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