Veteran American soldier and pianist Peter Jennison's second album is just as moving and poignant as his first, perhaps even more so.
Like his previous
release, the new entry was written during Jennison's tour of duty in
Iraq and Afghanistan, resulting in a thoughtful musical perspective
The tone of the
record is very reverent and almost elegiac, thanks especially to
Jennison's intricate, lyrical compositions and masterfully
understated performance style.
The highlight of the
album is Jennison's amazing take on “Taps,” with the horn part
really stretched out and Jennison filling in the spaces with his
ivory reverie. This is the most beautiful version of the song I've
heard. Jennison really makes it his own, giving it dramatic breadth
and turning it into a breathtaking work of brilliant radiance.
In addition to
Jennison, the CD features the talents of producer Will Ackerman on
guitar, Charlie Bisharat on violin, engineer Tom Eaton on bass and
keyboards, Eugene Friesen on cello, Jill Haley on English horn, Jeff
Haynes on percussion, Jeff Oster on flugelhorn, and Noah Wilding,
Heather Rankin, and Rory Sullivan on vocals.