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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bill Brennan: Solo Piano

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Newfoundlander Bill Brennan has created a beguiling, meditative and quite deep solo piano album with Solo Piano. He shares the same homeland as Patrick Boyle, and one can hear the very air and landscape pictured on the liner--a grey sky, boulder-strewn ground, and shallow stream--and a sense of isolation, but with a close connection to the nature of the place. The pieces all have a floating quality. Brennan uses lots of pedal, sustained by overtones which, once ...