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.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Not Too Bad
2. Hot & Lazy
3. From Mozart To Me
4. The Artist
5. Jazzy Ballad
9. The Light At The End Of The Blues
10. At Home
11. Jaggedy Rag