Rossano Sportiello - Pastel, Solo Piano (2017)
Jazz, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:20 | 145 MB
In the prior review, I referred to 'the prodigious piano artistry of Dick Hyman,' and that description can also be applied to Rossano Sportiello. On Pastel (Arbors 19454), which could be subtitled The Gentle Side of Rossano Sportiello, he has chosen an eclectic program, that includes selections from classical music, the Great American Songbook, jazz, and a couple of originals, to create 13 tracks of pure delight. He is particularly sagacious in pairing the likes of Grieg's 'Arietta op. 21' with 'Like Someone in Love,' and Debussy's 'Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum' with 'Lush Life.'