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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Richard Bliwas: Ghost

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Composer/pianist/singer Richard Bliwas sets out on his most ambitious recording yet with Ghost. Bliwas offers listeners an intoxicating mix of free jazz, funk, Latin, pop and straight-ahead jazz. His writing, unmistakably original, shares similarities with that of Patricia Barber, Miles Davis, and The Beatles. The recording opens with an original, “Olivia," featuring intimate writing and lyrics with depth. Bliwas' sensitive singing and his strong piano playing set a contrast in mood. However, this atmosphere seems intentionally obscured by the abstract ...