Fanfare Magazine

January/February 2018 Issue
Review by Ronald E. Grames

This is an unusual grab-bag of works — not even all chamber music by the usual definition . . . that doesn't diminish a bit the high quality of music and music-making to be found on this intriguing release.

David Maki's improvisational "Five Impromptus for Two," for piano four hands, offers its own mischief and charm as well . . . starting out with aggressive angularity, but exploring as well tenderness, poignancy, and some get-down jazziness.

. . . throughout, the performances by the artists listed above are committed, technically exemplary, and highly expressive.

Given the fine variety of music offered, it's hard to imagine anyone not making some agreeable discoveries.