Music: Gino Vannelli WILDERNESS ROAD / Sara Bareilles AMIDST THE CHAOS
Gino Vannelli WILDERNESS ROAD
Gino continues to delve deep into Jazz / Blues idioms with this collection of new songs (and one older one). The music is well-crafted and written and REALLY shows off the artist’s understanding of both disciplines. Some of these tunes get a little too self-reflective, but… the solid songs are REALLY solid. What can I say… I’m a lifelong fan… and WILDERNESS ROAD shows why.
Sara Bareilles AMIDST THE CHAOS
Solid pop record… reminiscent of things like Sara McLachlan, Nora Jones, and Tori Amos. Soulful and beautifully handled, this one sort of his me out of left field. VERY cool… brimming with emotion. I plan to go back and visit some of Sara’s other work… based on this one. Perfect for dinner time listening or late nite chilling.