Richard Carr


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Richard Carr's Fogland is a disc comprised entirely of works for solo piano. This recording is sweet and fresh, and you can hear the sounds of each note and chord with brilliant clarity. Richard Carr has done an excellent job putting together each of the recordings that makes up this album. With Fogland, Richard Carr continues in the direction that he started with Through the Mind's Eye. The results are piano compositions full of rich harmonic expressions and beautiful lyric melodies. One of the best aspects of this recording is Carr's ability to put together a wholly American series of compositions. You can hardly even hear one note on the whole of this work that nods to the European developers of the piano sound. At the same time, there's not really a jazz feel. A suitable comparison might be that Richard Carr's work sounds a lot like the work of Aaron Copland, but it's not derivative, and it has less flare. Richard Carr's Fogland is a great background classic. This record is best suited for the ambience of a midday break over tea.

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