The sun is shining, the lark is on the wing, the turkeys are roosting but, once more, all we’re faced with is yet more Brexit news. If there ever a reason to retreat from the crystal bucket in the corner and turn off the radio, it’s in these times of turmoil, a time for books and your music collection to prove that they are indeed worth their weight in gold.
It’s hat-wearing day today but ignoring that, more importantly, it’s Piano Day! Look!
“The aim of the day is to create a platform for piano related projects in order to promote the development of musical dimensions and to continue sharing the centuries-old joy of playing piano. Piano Day welcomes all kinds of piano lovers — young and old, amateur and professional, of any musical direction – to join in this years festivities. It is intended to be the most joyful of all holidays!”
A bold claim but one we’re willing to go along with. In fact, it’s been a pleasure to listen to this forthcoming release today, Profoundly Piano – A Personal Sketchbook by Australia-based composer and musician, Ric Mills. And profoundly piano it is – no strings getting in the way, no tubas and no warbling – genuinely stark naked piano and all the better for it. Even if you weren’t into meditation, it’s an album which sets your mind whirring, but not in a hysterical way – just enough to forget the every day humdrum. Highly recommended, look out for it.