References, Romps and Reverence
Micheal John Hall & Charly Drobeck
Pianist Michael John Hall and flutist Charly Drobeck have joyfully and reverently brought these classics, standards, lullabies and original improvisations to this CD. From funky and upbeat to soft and sacred, listeners will love this fresh sound!
This album brings the free-flowing and extraordinary flute of Charly Drobeck playing with her friend, pianist Michael John Hall, for a mix of songs everyone will love. Listen for haunting "references" to David Bowie's "Ground Control to Major Tom" in Hall and Drobeck's original "Major Tom Drift." Enjoy jazzy "romps" like a wild, upbeat "My Favorite Things," Gershwin's "Summertime" and a loose, dreamy, drunken "One for My Baby." "Reverence" is found in every song on this delightful album, but especially in Hall and Drobeck's sacred, soft but free-style renditions of "Lullaby Variations on Brahms," "Send in the Clowns" and "The Nearness of You." This is one of those albums listeners will be using the repeat button on for years to come!