Sunday, June 24, 2012

CD Review – Reconstructed, by Isadar

Prolific recording artist Isadar’s latest album is his first produced by Grammy Award-winning guitarist and Windham Hill Records/Private Music founder Will Ackerman, and the result is a superbly crafted and recorded collection of new takes of selected cuts from Isadar’s previous solo piano CDs.

I haven’t heard Isadar’s prior work, so I can’t compare the new versions to the originals. However, I can certainly say that the lyrical compositions are beautifully arranged and wonderfully performed. Isadar demonstrates masterful skill in his playing and impeccable taste in his creative choices. He also lets loose on several tracks with a quirky playfulness that prevents this from becoming a stodgy affair.

This album can be enjoyed by solo piano aficionados and general music fans alike and is a perfect and pleasant soundtrack for motoring.

--Raj Manoharan

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