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In Your Own Sweet Way

Laura Caviani - Solo Piano

"For her new recording, Twin Cities jazz pianist Laura Caviani -- whose playing is ever-evolving and growing -- has put together a terrific and quite original mix of tunes from her own pen, the Great American Songbook, various world cultures, and two of jazz's greatest pianists/composers.

As Caviani notes, this is a collection of lullabies and love songs. Lullabies, yes, but not necessarily sleep-inducing; love songs, yes, but don't always think candlelight and wine.

That's because -- although there are appropriately sweet and tender moments -- overall Caviani's music is more stimulating than dreamy.

Her forceful two-handed playing and covering of the keyboard's full range create excitement and pleasure. There are rumbling low-register vamps, splashes of delicate high notes, occasional jubilant "stride'' sections, and a sound of great resonance.

To all that, add some truly fresh arrangements by Ms. Caviani, and the result is a highly enjoyable and satisfying recording."

Bob Protzman
Contributor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
Down Beat, and St. Paul Pioneer Press

"After two recordings for the defunct Igmod label and a lovely, offbeat Christmas album, this St. Paul pianist has her most intimate, focused showcase yet. A solo piano set of folk tunes and old lullabies, Ellingtonia and originals, this CD is poised right where the salon meets the saloon, with as much spunk as serenity. There's room for rollicking Thelonious Monk, a lulling Czech carol, a terrifically re-thought Brahms "Lullaby" and a blues-drenched, pyrotechnic take on the normally somber "The Water is Wide." The Southern folk theme "The Mockingbird Song" becomes a tour-de-force..."

"Caviani's indigo original "I Hate To See You Go" sounds like a standard in the making -- all it needs is the right worldly-wise lyric. The sound of the disc is as impressive as the playing."

Tom Surowicz, Minneapolis Star Tribune,
Friday, Dec. 7th, 2001

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