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by Chris M. Slawecki
Notes Over Poetry is Philippe Baden Powell's tribute to his personal and musical connections and encounters. I can't remember a time making music just by myself, I've always felt like a kid with toys waiting for friends to come and play," he recalls. Notes Over Poetry seems to grow more beautiful as you progress through each track into a blossoming flower of Brazilian sound. Powell is the son of composer and guitarist Baden Powell de Aquino, a legendary ...read more
by Dan Bilawsky
Philippe Baden Powell's first solo piano date (and second record as a leader) is the second volume in Adventure Music's Piano Masters Series. The label sought to realize the dream of the intimate experience of solo piano music between artist and audience" by putting fine pianists in a room with a high-end Fazioli Concert Grand Piano and recording the results; but they do much more than that. By presenting artists like Powell, Benjamin Taubkin--who kicked the series off with his ...read more