Amy White: Bittersweet

Following on the heels of her evocative release, Piano Diaries, pianist White continues to paint sumptuous portraits of life situations with a remarkable measure of clarity and color. Mesmerizing tone poems celebrate moments and memories, including romance, grief, childhood experiences, and a hymn to the forsaken, all in a way that establishes an immediate emotional connection with the listener. White’s solo piano is augmented with Al Petteway’s guitar and Richard White’s oboe on a few of the cuts.

No toe-tapping stuff here, just pure music as the universal language to reflect upon and remember.