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Intimate and intense, soothing and stimulating piano compositions that delight the listener with refreshing harmonies and soulful melodies tinged with jazz.

11 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Free Jazz, CLASSICAL: Contemporary

Becky Archibald's third solo piano CD, "The Light At The End Of The Blues" was featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered" (Stage 15). Archibald is an award-winning composer, pianist and recording artist. "Becky's certainly one of the most creative and expressive pianists to come along in years. . .There is never a dull moment as Becky's full of surprises--once you think you've got the basic rhythm or melody down, she switches gears on you. . .If pure, acoustic ivory creativity and expressiveness is your kind of sound, you'll absolutely love this CD," proclaims Les Reynolds, .

Chuck Workman, Indianapolis NUVO, writes, "The need to express the musical fire that burns in the mind of pianist/composer Becky Archibald is relentless. . .her latest CD (is) an ambitious project of diverse musical genres from classical to jazz. . ."

"The album is wonderful: terrific playing, recorded beautifully. The Bosendorfer sounds magnificent!" raves Steven Turpin, host of Indiana Public Radio.

Tracks you must hear, and liner notes:

1. Not Too Bad "Things were going okay. Not great. Not too bad. I captured the mood with a carefree little tune. Then my frustration with mediocrity seeped out midway through. I tried to make it go away, but the piece wasn't right without it."

9. The Light At The End Of The Blues "Diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, I had to wear splints on both arms 23 hours a day. I could hold a pencil, so I kept writing. An exploration of an interesting mix of major and minor intervals, the half-diminished chord, led to a sound that was dark and yet light. This piece is about hope in the midst of despair."

Expect to feel deeply when you listen to this CD, whether joy or laughter or sorrow. The music will lift you.

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