Ode To Dante NEW
A powerful musical journey into the far
reaches of spirit where words cannot go.
Carol Lian's interpretations of 19th century
composer Robert Schumann's music are stunning,
as if the composer himself were speaking directly
to the listener. Her own improvisations --- the music
is spontaneous and nothing is written down -- are
imaginatively lyrical and compelling, putting the
listener into a beautiful world where the colorful
piano sounds seem orchestral.
Carol Lian Plays
“One rarely has the opportunity to hear a pianist
endowed with such temperament, expressive
security and profound musicianship..."
"This is truly an improvisational undertaking at its
highest and purest form. Most of the music on
this disc was created as the two were playing,
building upon ideas and responses that the two
cared about the most passionately "
Carol Lian on Freedom
"Carol Lian is a technically amazing pianist with
great imagination and taste. Escape with her into
the subconscious world of beautiful music and
exciting piano playing."
"This unrehearsed duo album offers just three
lengthy tracks. Pianist Lian and percussionist
Bedford collaborate with a mutual responsiveness
that is not unlike a pair of soaring birds, swooping
here, angling there. She launches lyrical journeys
that he intercepts and compliments, merging
melody and rhythm in an intriguing coalescence.
The result is as much classical as it is free jazz."