Passage: Solo Improvisations II

Passage: Solo Improvisations II

Rich Pellegrin

Label: OA2 Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0805552219920
Catalog number: OA2 22199
Releasedate: 01-07-22
"Magical and elusive...Pellegrin's imagination never flags...This is music I'll be returning to both for deep listening and for inspiration."  - Jazz'halo (Belgium)
Recorded at Whidbey Island's charming Langley Methodist Church, near Seattle, pianist Rich Pellegrin captures the spirit of place in these times, exploring the wide-open spaces of the mind and reconnecting with water, mountains and forest. Selected from the same vault of recordings as 2021's Solitude, Passage offers a moody, contemplative spirit as it follows an evocative narrative structure, taking the listener on a cinematic journey through their own imagination. The piano itself, a relic with its own idiosyncrasies and character, is another personality in the performance as its creaks and exhortations suggest paths for the performance to wander. Through these two volumes, an accomplished musical mind with far-reaching intentions offers the freedom to just "be."