Bob Orr's first album features the sort of mellow, improvisational acoustic piano instrumentals made popular by new agers like George Winston and John Tesh. Orr's melodies circle about in relaxing repetition, occasionally breaking free into slightly more energetic jazz-flavored digressions. The album title (Full Circle) is appropriate for these gently looping compositions. Orr (who hopes to find his way into scoring film and theater) has an agreeable similarity to the quiet sentimentality of Randy Newman's mellower movie scores.
Full Circle Review
by Darryl Cater