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Bob Rodriguez on Piano
Mike Richmond on Bass
Eliot Zigmund on Drums

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
July 24, 2005

This is a moody, melancholy CD of original works by Bob Rodriguez, mixed with works by Ellington, Kreisler, Coltrane, and Rodgers and Hart. The tracks include similar, even-tempered motifs.

Notable tracks:

#4 – Naima – Composed by Coltrane. Rodriguez’ piano and Zigmund’s drums hint at Latin ambiance and soul. Zigmund’s drums and Richmond’s bass provide soft, ambient rhythms.

#5 – It’s Not that Dark – Composed by Rodriguez. This Rodriguez original is hauntingly slow and introspective, with rippling waves of notes. The edginess is pervasive..

#6 – Liebesleid – Composed by Kreisler. Created by violinist Fritz Kreisler, this piano interpretation of Liebesleid exudes rapture and resonance. The unknown love story at the heart of the song can only be imagined.

#8 – Spring Is Here – Composed by Rodgers & Hart. This standard is introduced with a deliberately slow piano solo, building to a blended trio, while the tones turn more abstract. This piece, over nine minutes in length, remains fresh and lyrical throughout.

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